GUJRAT/GUJRANWALA, July 10: The police and other law-enforcement agencies claimed on Tuesday to have taken into custody some suspects belonging to politico-religious and outlawed outfits.
The operation was launched in the areas surrounding the Chenab following a terrorist attack on an army camp at the river bank.
Sources told Dawn that some arrests had been made late on Monday night for investigation to find a clue to the incident. The agencies also confiscated the motorbike abandoned by the attackers and tried to find the car used in crime.
Initial investigation showed the car had fake registration number.
Sources said the country’s premier intelligence and other agencies were actively working on the case and the role of the local police had been marginalised.
Another source said the involvement of “religious extremists” could not be ruled out.
Gujrat District Police Officer Raja Basharat declined to comment on the proceedings of the investigations and also did not confirm the arrest of the suspects.
The law-enforcement agencies would soon find a clue that could help in breakthrough, he said.
RPO: Regional Police Officer Amin Venis said special teams had been formed for investigation.
He said the police were seeking assistance of other agencies to trace the assailants. They were also using sniffer dogs. The police, he claimed, had found some clues.
He appealed to the masses to cooperate with the police in maintaining law and order.