Lahore: 150 suspects detained
LAHORE: The police detained over 150 people in an extensive search operation in Thokar Niaz Baig, Raiwind and Chuhng areas early on Sunday.
The operation was launched against terror suspects ahead of Muharram and annual congregation of Tableeghi Jamaat in Raiwind.
Sadar Division Operations SP Shoaib Khurram told Dawn that they took 150 people into custody for not having identity documents and obtained surety bonds from 450 others during the operation. He said the sureties had also been taken from owners of hotels, guest houses, inns, seminaries and residential places where terror suspects could stay. The SP said the operation would continue for two more days as a precautionary measure.
The SP said those who had been detained would be released only after producing guarantors.