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BCom student, another TTP suspect held in Karachi

BCom student, another TTP suspect held in Karachi

KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department of police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan suspects including a BCom student.

The student, Fahad Javed alias Mulla, and Mohammed Arsalan were arrested in the area of Hub River Road near Shell Petrol Pump in Baldia Town, said Dr Sanaullah Abbasi, additional inspector general of the CTD police.

Fahad Javed was a resident of Bilal Colony, said the officer.

“The held suspects got militancy training in Waziristan and also remained active with the TTP in Waziristan in Pakistan and Afghanistan, respectively,” added the Sindh CTD chief.

Earlier in the year 2013, their accomplice, identified as Marafullah, was killed in an ‘encounter’ by the CID police. “This group is allegedly involved in the killing of 30 people.”

“The held suspects were trying to regroup after the death of their leader, Umar, in a drone attack,” said Dr Abbasi, adding that they collected donations for a ‘Jihadi cell’ in Karachi University.

However, the chairperson of the KU commerce department said he was unaware about any such arrest. He added that the university did not hold BCom classes though several colleges affiliated with the university did offer this programme to their students.

Meanwhile, the CTD chief asked academic institutes to conduct scrutiny or verification of their students through the special branch of police and intelligence agencies and develop their own ‘intelligence network’ on the campus to keep a watchful eye on such elements.

Published in Dawn, February 24th, 2016

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