Bahawalpur: 2 accused of Khanpur bomb blast held
BAHAWALPUR: The Rahimyar Khan police claimed to have arrested two main accused of the Khanpur bomb blast. Addressing a press conference, the Bahawalpur RPO said that the accused were identified as Muhammad Nawaz, a teacher, and Wajid Ali, a local businessman. He said that both accused were residents of Khanpur and belonged to the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
He claimed that four and a half kilograms of explosives, two pistols, detonators and 30 rounds of cartridges were recovered from the culprits. Sources disclosed that Muhammad Nawaz was the alleged mastermind of the Khanpur bomb blast. They said that Nawaz was a member of a banned outfit. “Nawaz was arrested with explosives in 1996 and sent to jail for three years,” they disclosed.
Meanwhile during a press conference, Muhammad Abdullah said that the allegations against his father-in-law Muhammad Nawaz were false. He said that the Bahawalpur RPO had narrated a false story about the arrest of Muhammad Nawaz. He said that according to the Bahawalpur RPO, Wajid was arrested on Friday, but in fact both were taken into custody by the Khanpur police after two days of the incident. He claimed that the police were presenting a concocted story to cover up their failure.