Busted: Two alleged militants arrested

One of the suspects, Azeem, is the father of former policeman Daud Mehsud, who was dismissed from service.


Our Correspondent January 26, 2015
The two suspected TTP members, Azeem Khan Mehsud and Munawar Mehsud, were arrested in a targeted raid in Janjal Goth. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI:


Police claimed to have apprehended two members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during a raid in Sohrab Goth on Monday.


The two suspected TTP members, Azeem Khan Mehsud and Munawar Mehsud, were arrested in a targeted raid in Janjal Goth. Police officials said that the raid was conducted on intelligence about the presence of militants.


One of the suspects, Azeem, is the father of former policeman Daud Mehsud, who was dismissed from service in 2008. Sohrab Goth DSP Qamar Ahmed said that Daud was the mastermind of the attack on the Defence residence of slain police SP Chaudhry Aslam Khan in September 19, 2011. "All of these men are currently associated with the alQaeda in the Indian Subcontinent," he claimed.


Besides Daud, who was considered a close aide of slain TTP chief Hakeemullah Mehsud, his accomplices Irshad Waziri and Raheemuddin were also allegedly involved in the attack on SP Aslam's house.


DSP Ahmed said that Azeem and Munawar, who provided funds to their organisation, had also been indirectly involved in the attack.


He added that the raid was conducted to arrest Daud, Waziri and Raheemuddin but they managed to escape.


Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2015.

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