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JSSF activist, friend picked up

November 10, 2010

HYDERABAD, Nov 9 Policemen in civvies allegedly picked up Ali Madad Burfat, an activist of the Jeay Sindh Students Federation, and his friend Kashif Malik on Monday night.

Ali Madad, who is a relative chairman of the Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) Shafi Burfat, and Kashif are students of Sindh University in the final year of computer science.

They were picked up from the Jamshoro road where they were having the punctured tyre of their motorcycle repaired at a shop.

Some people in a white colour car waylaid and drove them away, leaving behind their bike.

They were to go to a flat in Nasim Nagar for semester exam preparation.

The shop owner informed police that two persons had been picked up. However, no police official has so far disclosed that they have been arrested or picked up.

On Wednesday, Shafi Burfat's brother Habibullah Burfat, an employee of university, and Ghulam Rasool Burfat, a journalist and brother of Ali Madad, told a news conference in Jamshoro that Kashif and Ali Madad had been picked up by police but their arrests had not been officially disclosed so far. They said that no case was lodged against them at any police station, demanding their immediate release.

They said that police were conducting raids to arrest activists of the JSMM.

Following recent blasts on railway tracks near Hyderabad, police are believed to be picking up activists of the JSMM for investigation.