LAHORE: Two Punjab University (PU) faculty members and one student were taken into custody by the Lahore Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) during a raid on university premises late Sunday night.
CTD sources claimed the arrest of Assistant Professor Amir Saeed of the Institute of Administration Sciences, Omer Nawab, boys' hostel superintendent and lecturer at the College of Information Technology and seventh semester law college student Waqar.
Saeed was taken into custody at the male teachers' hostel where he lived with his family, while Nawab was arrested from his residence near the boys' hostel. Waqar was arrested from the university premises.
PU spokesman, in the evening, added that Omer Nawab was later released as he was only arrested on suspicion of having some connection with the banned organisation or its men.
The other two are suspected of involvement with the the banned Hizbut Tahrir (HuT) group, said CTD sources. Earlier, department sources had said the arrested men were suspected to have connections with the banned outfit Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP).
Last week PU teacher Assistant Professor Ghalib Ata was arrested by the police's CTD also for his alleged association with the HuT.
The CTD team raided Ata's house and took him into custody for interrogation.
“Intelligence agencies and the CTD have been directed not to allow HuT to continue its activities,” sources said earlier, adding that Professor Ata was being interrogated for taking part in activities of the banned outfit.
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