Police arrest six in Abbas Town blast case Weapons, explosives seized
15 March, 2013
KARACHI: A joint team of the Anti-Extremism Cell (AEC) of the Crime Investigation Department, Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) claimed to have arrested six suspects belonging to the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Thursday.
The police claimed that they had recovered 100 kilogrammes of explosive material, two Kalashnikovs, five 9mm pistolsand other arms and ammunition from their possession. The head of Abbas Town Bomb Blast Investigation Team, DIG South, Shahid Hayat, told newsmen at the Central Police Office (CPO) that the AEC, under the supervision of SSP Mohammad Aslam Khan, had conducted a raid in South Zone near the Sea View area and arrested Khairuddin alias Mansoor and Muhammad Ishaq and recovered 100 kilogrammes of explosive material from them. The explosive was placed in a car AKX-480 Toyota Corolla.
During interrogation, the accused revealed names and hiding places of other members. Following the tip-off, the police reached Manghopir area and after an encounter arrested the accused.
The accused were identified as Irfan, Inamullah alias Mulla, Basheer Ullah alias Champu and Shair Alam. DIG said that accused used a pick-up van in the blast of Abbas Town.The accused admitted that they belonged to the Hakeemullah Mahsud group of the TTP. The accused, Basheer Ullah, told the AEC that he, along with his accomplices, stole the Suzuki pick-up, reached the Abbas Town and parked bomb laden vehicle.
During investigation, it was found that the group leader Basheer had expertise in making bombs. Moreover, all the accused were trained in Waziristan. Further investigation is underway.