Rawalpindi: FIR registered against Baitullah
RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Police had registered a case against Baitullah Mehsud under Anti–Terrorist Act for his involvement in the Wah suicide bombings in which 72 employees of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) were killed, said City Police Officer (CPO) Rao Muhammad Iqbal while addressing a press conference here on Friday. He said “During investigation of the case, Baitullah Mehsud was found involved in the POF blasts directly and police had nominated him in the FIR.”
Bomb hoaxes have created fear among the citizens, he said, adding that people should not lend their ears to such rumours. He said that cases are being registered under Anti–Terrorist Act against people involved in spreading rumours. “Police force is ready to counter acts of terrorism,” he added.
Responding to a question, Rao said that the Rawalpindi Police have no modern technology to detect explosive material. He added that the government should provide latest technology for detection of explosives to counter terrorism effectively.
He said that stringent security measures have been adopted to counter the threat of suicide bombing in Rawalpindi and all entry points were barricaded and armed to intercept miscreants. The Rawalpindi Police have traced out 18 cases of kidnap–for–ransom and recovered the abducted people without paying the ransom.
He said that police have also arrested two suspects — Hanif and Naveed — involved in kidnapping and killing of a taxi driver Ulfat Mehmood. The CPO appreciated the performance of Wah and Taxila police stations.