CIA arrests four 'terrorists' from Lahore railway station

Police say the suspected terrorists were planning to attack a train coming from Karachi

Akbar Bajwa August 05, 2015

LAHORE: A day after the arrest of two suspects linked to theYouhanabad attack, the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) claimed on Wednesday that they had arrested at least four alleged terrorists from the Lahore railway station, recovering hand grenades, explosives and detonators from their possession.

According to sources in the police, the suspected terrorists were arrested, following a tip-off, from a park outside the railway station. The men were allegedly planning to attack a train coming from Karachi.

One of the terrorists was identified as Rao Sanaulla alias Sunny, a resident of Bahawalnagar while the other three were identified as Syed Israruddin alias Chachu, Sheikh Manoon and Imran. They are residents of South Waziristan.

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Two hand grenades, six electric detonators, six kilogramme of explosive material and a non-electric detonating primer cord wire (four meters in length) were seized from two bags in their possession.

An FIR against the accused was lodged Under Section 7 of the ATA and Section 4 of the ESA at CIA Kotwali station.

Last month, CIA police had arrested 15 members of a gang of robbers and recovered stolen items worth more than Rs3.3 million from them. The gang, comprising eight women and seven men, was headed by Shamshad alias Pathani.

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In April, the agency to have arrested a member of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and commander of Harkatul Mujahideen, who had allegedly kidnapped Colonel Imam, a retired officer of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and squadron leader (retd) Khalid Khawaja. The suspect had been identified as Hafiz Sanaullah alias Qari Zarar by the CIA.

Terming the arrest a major breakthrough, a police official had said the CIA team arrested him from Lorry Adda, Lahore on a tip off, adding that during interrogation Sanaullah had made startling revelations.


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