ISLAMABAD: A man carrying a bag containing explosives and addressed to a deputy superintendent of police was arrested on Monday when he was about to deliver the parcel.
SSP Alam Khan said the man arrived at the CIA Centre in Sector I-9/4 and asked the guard at the gate to deliver the parcel to the DSP.
When the guard asked him to wait so that he could inform the DSP about the parcel, the man fled after leaving the bag. However, police captured him after a brief chase.
The SSP said that during the search two books — Major Act and Minor Act — containing over 2,000 pages were found in the bag attached with some wires. The explosives were planted in the books by making hole in pages.
Bomb disposal personnel were called to defuse the explosives.
A senior officer said the man, identified as Mohammad Rafique, was a resident of Orakzai Agency.
His son Mohammad Hanif was a suicide bomber who blew himself up at the gate of Naval Complex on Dec 2 last year. Two navy officers were killed and 10 others injured in the attack.
The officer said that Rafique had been associated with Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam and Jamaatud Dawa in the past.
The BSc degree-holder was wanted in a number of terrorist acts and seven kidnappings for ransom in which two victims had been killed, he said.
His accomplices were identified as Hafiz Saeed, Mullah Tofan and Mullah Noor Jamal. DIG Bani Amin said that Rafique was a member of the Tehrik-i-Taliban’s Majlis-i-Shura in Orakzi Agency.
He was a teacher, but after the demolition of his school by the TTP he joined the outlawed organisation.
He was also a katib (writer) of Qazi Adalat set up by the TTP in the agency, the DIG said.
Rafique masterminded the suicide attack on the Naval Complex and also played a role in an attack on the office of the UN World Food Programme.
Another terror suspect, Sepoy Noor Jahan of the Frontier Constabulary, arrested in connection with the WFP attack in March this year also spoke of the involvement of Rafique in the two attacks.