TTP commander arrested in Karachi
KARACHI: Police high-ups on Tuesday said that intelligence agencies raided a private hospital at North Nazimabad and arrested an alleged commander of a banned organisation, who was under treatment over there.
The hospital staff revealed the name of the patient – Sarzameen Khan. Police said there is no evidence that proves that he belongs to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), but still he has been picked up on suspicion. He had two bullet wounds and was under treatment in a hospital.
New Karachi Town Superintendent of Police (SP) Karamullah said that Sarzameen was injured on Feb 4, near Bilal Mosque as unidentified armed men had shot him.
He sustained two bullet injuries and was admitted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The same day he checked out from ASH without informing the police. We received a tip-off that he was in a private hospital at North Nazimabad.
We informed the North Nazimabad Town police and later on law enforcement agencies detained him for investigation. Karamullah said we don’t know about his affiliation with any banned outfit or terrorist group.
New Karachi Industrial Area police station SHO Amir Hayat told Daily Times that Sarzameen is the resident of Khamiso Goth and was injured near Bilal Mosque on Feb 4, when he went to meet his in-laws. The SHO said we have a case (73/11) registered.