Karachi: Father, brother of suicide bomber arrested
KARACHI: The father and brother of the alleged suicide bomber who were on the run since the attack on the convoy of SP Chaudhry Aslam have been arrested.
Aslam, the chief of Crime Investigation Department’s (CID) Anti–Extremism Cell, was martyred along with his two guards Kamran Khan and Farhan Junejo on January 9 when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives–laden pickup into the police convoy on Lyari Expressway in Essa Nagri.
The Sindh government formed two separate investigation teams with one under the supervision of CID DIG Zafar Abbas Bukhari and SP Raja Umer Khattab and SP Niaz Ahmed Khosa as members and the other team headed by DIG East Munir Ahmed Sheikh and the SSP East and the SP Investigation East as members. The investigation teams claimed to have got hold of some important clues in the case but the information will be shared at an appropriate time.
Khattab of CID’s Counter Terrorism Wing confirmed that the bombing was carried out through a vehicle–based improvised explosive device which was rammed into the vehicle carrying Aslam and his bodyguards. The police are expecting within a few days the forensic report to determine how much chemicals and explosives were used in the bomb.
The bomber Naeemullah Siddiqui was the son of Rafiullah Siddiqui, who lived in house number H-268 in Peerabad along Manghopir Road near Banaras Chowrangi. Naeemullah’s father is the prayer leader of Jamia Siddiqia and also runs the Madrassah Bannat in Peerabad. The name of the younger brother of the bomber is Sharifullah.
Keeping track of the information and locations of the men, the police carried out raids the Manghopir and Peerabad neighbourhoods and detained nine suspects, including the father and the brother of the Naeemullah. Samples of the two men have also been sent to Islamabad for DNA matching with the bomber.
Khattab said the investigators were short-listing the detained suspects, who were in close contact with banned outfits. Further Investigations are under way.