Main executor of Peshawar school attack captured: ISPR

Published: February 23, 2015
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Taj Muhammad alias Rizwan. PHOTO: ISPR

Taj Muhammad alias Rizwan. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: One of the main executors of the December 16 Peshawar school attack, Taj Muhammad alias Rizwan, was arrested in an inteliigence-based operation on Monday.

According to the ISPR, Taj Muhammad was the commander of one of the two groups that attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar, in which over 150 people, including 133 students, were killed.

The other group was being led by Atique-ur-Rehman alias Usman who was already apprehended by the security forces.

The attack was claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Taj Muhammad, 27, is a resident of Sippah, Koi Chowk, Bara, Khyber Agency. He was concealing his identity as an IDP in the Pawakai village of Peshawar.

The militant commander confessed he had been affiliated with the TTP since 2008, and had been involved in many other terrorist activities in North Waziristan and around Peshawar.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Sam
    Feb 23, 2015 - 6:42PM

    If this is indeed the monster responsible for that horror make sure he gets hanged fast along with all conspirators and anyone who supported him.Recommend

  • Jauhar Munir Shaikh
    Feb 23, 2015 - 6:48PM

    The TTP & the likes of such need to be publically castrated before being hanged. As for their silent & not so silent supporters. Let’s identify & stand up against such bigots if we want to reclaim our future. Hats off to those who’ve made this capture.Recommend

  • kishan
    Feb 23, 2015 - 7:04PM

    Welldone. Now fast justice through military courts and move in to get the trouble makers from AfghanistanRecommend

  • arbaz
    Feb 23, 2015 - 7:11PM

    Pak Fauj Zindabad!!! Pakistan Paindabad!!!Recommend

  • A-No.1
    Feb 23, 2015 - 7:19PM

    I volunteer to castrate him and leave him exposed to crows and vultures to meet a slow and painful end.Recommend

  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Feb 23, 2015 - 7:22PM

    Both Atiqer Rahman and Taj mohammad should be interrogated thorougly and try to find out in which maderssa they took their initial education and what are those factors contrbuted to develop a mind set to commit such a heinous crime . The findings of the report should be made public Recommend

  • zara
    Feb 23, 2015 - 7:44PM

    @arbaz:
    Yeahhhhhhh!!!!! Pakistan zindbadddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!
    So we intel agencies can get good leads thru himRecommend

  • Whiskey Khan
    Feb 23, 2015 - 9:27PM

    If found guilty then should be hanged immediately in the Same schoolyard where he murdered the innocent children .Recommend

  • analyst
    Feb 23, 2015 - 9:45PM

    Hand these both men to parents of the APS students. Recommend

  • GS@Y
    Feb 23, 2015 - 10:56PM

    What a monster. He has damned his soul for all eternity.Recommend

  • Shahid Pirzada
    Feb 24, 2015 - 1:28AM

    Please extract all the information about the accomplices, trainers and financiers before hanging him.Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Feb 24, 2015 - 4:37AM

    The swiftness in the case of APS attack is impressive. Only goes on to show when there is a will, there is a way.Recommend

  • Rizkhan
    Feb 24, 2015 - 10:56AM

    If burning to death was allowed in Islam I would have suggested that for this Alien. Good work agencies. Kill them all, brutally.Recommend

  • Riaz Ahmed
    Feb 24, 2015 - 2:01PM

    If I would be given an opportunity to suggest any punishment for these beasts. It would be:

    All their limbs must be severed i.e. both hands and legs, then their bodies must be given hundred whiplashes each. After that, salt and red chilli powder must be rubbed to their bruises and in the end their head to be severed publicly to create an example.

    P.S. The same punishment is suggested for the child molesters and rapist.Recommend

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