Over 100 people arrested from Afghan camps operation in Kohat

Published: February 17, 2015
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140 of those taken into custody were previously involved in several crimes, says official. PHOTO: REUTERS

140 of those taken into custody were previously involved in several crimes, says official. PHOTO: REUTERS

KOHAT: More than 100 people were arrested after search operations were carried out in Kohat after police found three Afghan dominated areas on February 16, BBC Urdu reported Tuesday. 

Following the December 16 attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School, the search operations have commenced in K-P.

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Following the fresh search operation in Kohat, police said they had found Afghan dominated areas and dozens of refugees had been taken into custody.

An official of the Kohat Police told the BBC that the search operation continued on Tuesday even though 252 suspects were taken into custody on Monday. The search operation was being conducted in surrounding areas as well, he added.

The spokesperson added that in Monday’s operation, 140 of those taken into custody were previously involved in several crimes. He further added that 99 out of 112 refugees displayed documents which enabled them to reside in Pakistan, due to which they were freed. However, 13 of them were not in possession of any documents and cases were lodged against them as per the Foreign Act.

Following the APS attack at the end of last year, the K-P government have been told to implement measures to send Afghan refugees back to their country. Permanent measures have not yet been taken to send the refugees back to their country. Refugees had been given permission to reside within Pakistan until December 2014.

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In Pakistan’s Kurram Agency, refugees without documents have also been told to return to Afghanistan.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Bangash
    Feb 17, 2015 - 2:45PM

    Good. we need more operations like this.Recommend

  • ishrat salim
    Feb 17, 2015 - 5:06PM

    send them back from where they came. They are a security threat….thanks to Gen Zia.Recommend

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