LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has detained two persons, including the office-bearer of a religious party, on suspicion of having relations with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

A senior police official, privy to the information, told Dawn the suspects, identified as Asim and Azhar, were running a madressah at Samanabad. He said they were taken into custody by the officials of the law enforcement agency on the basis of some intelligence reports.

One of them – Asim – was also said to be the office-bearer of a religious party, the official said, adding that the CTD had detained him under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

He said the joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe the Gulshan-i-Park suicide attack would also grill the suspects.

Published in Dawn, April 30th, 2016

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