LAHORE: Three suspects, including a student of a private university, were picked up by law-enforcement agencies on Wednesday in connection with the recent attack on an airbase in India.

Quoting intelligence agencies, some television news channels reported that a student of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Usman Sarwar of Arifwala, and Saad Mughal of Sahiwal and Kashif of Karachi were arrested in connection with the Pathankot incident.

Indian authorities had shared five mobile phone numbers with Pakistan in connection with investigation into the attack.

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Acting on the leads, the authorities took the three students into custody because the numbers provided by India had been issued in their names.

Earlier, the authorities had said that the cellphone numbers provided by India were not registered under the biometric system.

LUMS Security Director retired Col Aamir told Dawn that the university was closed due to vacations and no-one had been arrested from there.

However, counter-terrorism department officials and cantonment division police denied any arrest in connection with the Pathankot attack.

Published in Dawn, January 14th, 2016

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