Plot Averted: ‘ISIS member’ held, weapons seized

According to him, the suspect was expected to give additional information during his interrogation


Our Correspondent December 16, 2015

RAWALPINDI: The Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday arrested a high-profile suspect during a raid on a hideout in Attock and seized a large cache of weapons including detonators and centrifuges from his possession. The suspect, identified as Hafiz Shahid Farooqi, was allegedly planning to carry out a saboteur act in Attock during Muharram, according to a CTD official. According to the security official, the suspect was also a member of ISIS. Later, the suspect was produced at Rawalpindi’s Anti-Terrorism Court-I for physical remand. ATC judge Muhammad Ayub Khan handed the suspect over to police custody on a physical remand till October 13. A security official said that more arrests were expected, as, according to him, the suspect was expected to give additional information during his interrogation.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 11th, 2015.

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