Rawalpindi: Former owner of bike arrested after oil tankers attacked
RAWALPINDI: As reported by the Dawn News on Wednesday, police on Tuesday night picked up a former owner of one of the two motorbikes that were found abandoned close to the terminal on the outskirts of the federal capital where oil tankers supplying fuel to Nato forces in Afghanistan were attacked by militants on Sunday. The arrested person, identified as Gul Rehman, was shifted to the Sihala police station for interrogation, it has been learnt. He had sold his Honda-125CC motorcycle (RL-7200) to someone whose particulars, including name and national identity card details, he did not possess, the source said. Mr Rehman’s motorbike was allegedly used by the attackers who later parked it outside a house occupied by a former Capital Development Authority (CDA) gardener, Mohammad Younus.
The police have also taken Mr Younus into custody for questioning as he was the only person who had heard shouts of the attackers. The investigators are also trying to get a clue to the buyer of the motorbike as he could be one of the attackers. The police said the motorbikes were resold many times. Superintendent of Police Sihala Circle Omer Hayat confirmed that the two motorcycles seized by the police during search had been used by the attackers. Meanwhile, in another related move, the Islamabad police have asked the federal government to arrest and bring back from abroad the owner of the terminal and private Nato contractor Mohammad Afridi through the Interpol, a source said.
Mr Afridi operated Al-Haj Enterprises that maintains a fleet of 600 tankers supplying fuel to Nato forces in Afghanistan. The SP also said parking of oil tankers supplying fuel to the Nato forces in Afghanistan had been banned in Sihala area unless they followed the security procedure. The source close to the investigation said the militants who had attacked the Nato oil tankers were six to eight in number. They used assault rifle AK-47, SMGs and pistols during the attack at the tankers parked opposite the Defense Housing Authority (DHA), Phase II.
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