Sukkur: Mastermind of attack on Swabi-bound passenger bus arrested: Nawabshah police
SUKKUR: The Nawabshah Police claimed on Tuesday they had arrested the mastermind of the firing on a passenger bus going from Karachi to Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. DSP Nawabshah Sardar Chandio produced the accused — Aijaz Pirzado — before the Anti–terrorist Court (ATC), Khairpur. Seven passengers were killed on the spot. The ATC Judge remanded the accused for seven days to police custody for further investigation.
DSP Sardar Chandio stated that the accused they had arrested was the mastermind of the indiscriminate firing on Friday last on the Swabi–bound bus that left seven passengers dead while many others were injured.
The tragic incident had prompted President Asif Ali Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah to order an inquiry. The DSP said the police were investigating and would soon arrest others involved in the killing.
He said a note of the Sindh Liberation Army was found from the scene claiming responsibility for the massacre. A crackdown, launched in various parts of the province against activists of nationalist parties in which over 40 suspects were held, who were being interrogated.