Shangla police arrest terrorist in Karachi

Published February 10, 2021
Police say suspect was involved in attacks on law enforcement and govt installations and had managed to escape to Karachi. — AFP/File
Police say suspect was involved in attacks on law enforcement and govt installations and had managed to escape to Karachi. — AFP/File

SHANGLA: The Shangla police claim to have arrested a wanted terrorist during a raid in Karachi.

A statement issued here on Tuesday, said Abdul Satar of Lilonai, an alleged Taliban commander, had carried out attacks on police and government installations, and managed to escape to Karachi, where he had been living along with his family for last 14 years.

It said that district police officer Rahim Shah Khan had sent a team led by SDPO Mohammad Fazil Khan and SHO Arif Khan to Karachi where he was arrested.

The statement said the police had information about his hideout. The terrorist is wanted to police under sections 364, 148, 149, 448, 120A, 121 and 124A of the ATA.

Separately, the police foiled a timber smuggling bid by seizing cedar wood at Dandai checkpost on Tuesday.

The police said the precious quality timber was being smuggled to Thakot area of Battagarm district through Karakoram Highway.

They said the forest department officials had been called for seizing the timber and imposing fine on the smugglers.

Published in Dawn, February 10th, 2021

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