Quetta police arrest 3 most wanted terrorists
QUETTA: The police have arrested three most wanted terrorists from eastern bypass area of the provincial capital allegedly involved in attacks on the Khalid and PAF Airbases and targeted killing incidents.
This was disclosed by Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti who along with Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema was addressing a press conference at the CCPO Office, on Monday.
The provincial minister said, “Following intelligence information, Quetta police raided the eastern bypass area of the provincial capital at 4am on Monday morning and arrested three terrorists who belonged to a banned militant organisation.
He said that the arrested accused were involved in heinous crimes including attacks on Khalid and PAF Airbases, targeted killing of police, bomb blasts, police encounters and murder.
The home minister said that earlier the law and order situation was much better but once again violence erupted in the province after the announcement of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project. “Enemies of Pakistan were hatching conspiracies to damage peace, by triggering violence and creating unrest in Balochistan,” he added.
He said that one of the arrested accused was identified as Ali Gul with head money of Rs1 million, adding that eight cases were registered against him including targeted killing, police encounters and recovery of weapons and ammunition. He said that another accused was recognised as Rehman Wali with head money of Rs500,000. “FIRs were registered against him for crimes including attacks on Khalid Airbase and PAF Airbase,” he said.
The third accused identified as Zafrullah was wanted in nine cases including murder and recovery of weapons.
CCPO Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that two constables deputed on Circular Road Quetta for security of Hazara traders, have been arrested for negligence of duty as they did not take action against the target killers who shot dead Hazara traders last Sunday.
“We had provided police security to 300 shops of Hazara traders in main city areas, but the two security constables deployed for the purpose showed negligence and did not perform their duty when the armed men attacked the shop on Circular Road,” he said.