CID police claim arresting five alleged TTP men
10 January, 2013
KARACHI: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested five alleged operatives of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and recovered a huge cache of explosives and weapons from their possession.
This was informed by Additional IG CID Ghulam Shabbir Sheikh at a press conference held at Central Police Office. It was alleged that TTP operatives - Ayub Khan, Bilal Aka Mushtaq, Tauseef Ali Aka Bhai Jan, Saifullah alias Mushtaq and Motim Khan - were arrested after an encounter with CID police during a raid at a slum area in Ittehad Town.
The CID team also claimed to have recovered a four-wheeler bike for special people that contained around 60 kilogrammes of explosives, two pressure cookers, nine cricket balls laden with explosives, 25 kilogrammes of explosives, five hand grenades, four Kalashnikovs, five pistols and ammunition. Sheikh informed media that the arrested TTP militants were involved in various cases of terrorism and crimes in the metropolis.
He claimed that during initial interrogation, the accused persons confessed to have killed two female polio workers in Karachi's Ittehad Town and Orangi Town.
CID officials claimed that the accused persons also confessed to their involvement in a bomb blast near Ayesha Manzil that took place some days back at a time when the participants of a rally held at Jinnah Ground in Azizabad were returning to the buses.