CID explosion suspect arrested in RY Khan
KARACHI: A suspect said to be linked to the November 11 bombing of the CID offices in Civil Lines was picked up the following day from a Punjab district, it emerged on Sunday.
Investigators believed that a number of attackers, who had opened the barrier and gate of the complex after shooting down the Frontier Constabulary men to let an explosive-laden truck move in, had escaped.
At least 17 people were killed and scores of others wounded in the blast on the premises of CID offices on Beaumont Road on the night of Nov 11, 2010. The attack was carried out at 8.20pm, when only a few people were present in the office.
Well-placed sources, who declined to name the suspect, told Dawn that he was picked up by operatives of an intelligence agency in District Rahimyar Khan on Nov 12, when he was returning from Karachi. The suspect was associated with the proscribed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the sources said.
“After the CID blast, the suspect left for Rahimyar Khan the following morning in a passenger bus and was detained in the district by some intelligence operatives.”