CTD: Alleged terrorist, extortionists arrested

Published: June 17, 2015

PESHAWAR: Three wanted men were arrested on Wednesday. The counter-terrorism department (CTD) with the help of the Intelligence Bureau arrested an alleged terrorist, Farooq who is a resident of Maroof Khel area of Bara. Farooq was wanted to Mattani and Sarband police in several cases of terrorism, including a bomb attack at Bara Qadeem check post. He is said to be a prominent member of a banned outfit and had a bounty of Rs0.5 million on his head. Similarly, CTD in Kohat arrested two extortionists. Merajuddin and Sher Rehman were allegedly demanding Rs0.4 million as extortion from a trader in Doaba. Both are Afghan refugees.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2015.

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