Bahawalpur: 3 mosque attackers arrested
BAHAWALPUR: As reported by the Dawn News on Tuesday, Regional Police Officer Syed Abid Qadri claimed on Monday to have arrested three out of four suspects in the Sept 25 attack on Satellite Town Al-Qamar Mosque.
Addressing a press conference at his office, he claimed those arrested were involved in seven cases of terrorism.
Reports said some armed men had allegedly killed two people and injured seven others after Fajr prayers on Sept 25.
According to the RPO, a team, headed by DPO Babar Bakht Qureshi, found a clue to the accused. Two of the arrested were identified as Shakir Shamsi and Waseem Abbas of Satellite Town’s Mailaiwali Gali.
He said the police also recovered from them four pistols, rounds and a 125-CC motorbike used in the attack.
He said the third suspect — Niaz of Chak 62-WB, Vehari, — was wanted in several cases and was a proclaimed offender.
He said Niaz allegedly provided them with arms for the attack. Their fourth accomplice namely Sajjad alias Shaka, a resident of the same locality, was absconding.
Qadri said apparently it was an act of terrorism. He said the attackers had tried to kill Khateeb Maulvi Abdul Khaliq Rabbani who escaped unhurt.
He said all the four accused were allegedly involved in seven incidents of terrorism in which six people were killed.