Karachi: Five suspected militants arrested
KARACHI: Law-enforcement agencies rounded up five suspected militants in several raids on Tuesday. A well-placed source told Daily Times that law-enforcement personnel took Jahangir Bhatti, a suspected militant who had just arrived from Saudi Arabia, into custody at the Karachi International Airport and moved him to an undisclosed location.
The source said that Yousaf Mehsud, a close aide of Baitullah Mehsud — arrested on Monday in Sohrab Goth Police Station precincts — provided the information about Bhattiti’s arrival, on which law enforcers arrested him from the airport. The personnel also raided the house of Aitzaz Shah in the Pirabad area and arrested his father Zahir Shah and uncle Zohaib Shah, the source added.
They later raided a madrassa at Old Golimar, Pak Colony area where Aitzaz Shah used to study before leaving for Afghanistan, and arrested two suspected militants. However, when contacted, Capital City Police Chief Niaz Ahmed Siddiqui said he did not know about the raids and arrests, saying it was possible that some “other agencies” might have conducted the operation. When contacted, Senior Superintendent of Police (Crime Investigation Department) Raja Ummar Khattab refused to comment.
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