TTP commander arrested in Gulshan
Karachi: The CID police claimed to have busted a network of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) involved in generating funds from the city and killing people by arresting a TTP’s serving commander in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal police limits on Saturday.
SSP CID Fayyaz Khan told The News that acting on a tip-off a police party raided a house in Gulshan-e-Iqbal’s Block-13-D and arrested a suspected terrorist, Masood Rehman Mehsood alias Pardesi, who hails from Waziristan. Police also recovered Kalashnikovs, repeaters and hand grenades and a suicide jacket from his hideout.
During interrogation, the suspect confessed to having worked for TTP commander Omer Khalid, who had sent them to the city to extort money and raise funds for their party. Mehsood and his accomplices managed to collect millions of rupees for their commander and killing a number of people whom they suspected of spying for security agencies.
Meanwhile, Rangers teams raided various parts of Korangi and the Korangi Fire Station and arrested 17 suspects, including six firemen, and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.
The Rangers personnel along with police and sniffer dogs carried out search operations in various parts of Korangi and the Korangi Fire Station and arrested six firemen identified as Nasir, Akhter, Dildar, Ismail, Riaz and Khalid Qureshi.
On their disclosure, the Rangers dug out a lane and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition. The Rangers also conducted raids in Korangi No-1, Korangi 1-1/2, Korangi 2 and Korangi 2-1/2 and during house-to-house searches they picked up eight suspects and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.
Also on Saturday, Rangers personnel seized a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, including LMGs and hand grenades, in the Surjani Town police limits.
Sources claimed that after receiving a tip- off from the Rangers intelligence wing, paramilitary soldiers raided Gulab Bibi Goth.
They cordoned off the area and recovered arms and ammunition which had been buried in the ground. The seized arms included three LMGs, six repeaters, 40 TT pistols, and 24 hand grenades. They also seized 1,000 bullets from the spot.