Lahore: ‘Serial bomber’ student held
LAHORE: Police investigators have captured a 20-year-old student of the University of Management and Technology in connection with the locally-made bombs, recovered from a road near FAST University in Faisal Town area some seven days ago. Police claimed that the youth, identified as Moaz, had been involved in serial ‘cracker blasts,’ which took place in different parts of the City during the last couple of years.
Last week, the investigators recovered four bombs from a bag lying on the road near FAST University. The security guards deployed at the university had told the police that a motorcyclist fled away from the spot after leaving his two-wheeler and a bag on the road, shortly after the bike caught fire. The police was also informed that the youth had also sustained burn injuries but escaped from the scene.
Police sources said that the explosive material had been hidden in the steel glasses and Tiffin boxes. They said that two steel glasses and as many Tiffin boxes were hidden in the bag while about 300-gram explosive were fixed in each utensil.
Investigators believed that the motorcyclists escaped after his bike caught fire, presumably due to short-circuiting in the battery and leakage of fuel from the oil tank. After preliminary investigations, the investigators found the motorcycle (LXD-7545) was registered with the name of Ulfat Trading Company located in Township area. The policemen raided at the office of the company, which runs the business of motorcycles on installments. The company owner told the investigators that he had sold the bike to one Abdul Karim, the resident of the same area. The police later raided the house of Abdul Karim and arrested him.
Abdul Karim, a worker at a private firm, told investigators that his motorcycle was stolen from his house hours before the incident on that day. However, the investigators arrested his son Moaz after they saw burn injuries on his arm. Further investigations are underway.