LAHORE - The Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) conducted 42 information-based operations (IBOs) in different districts of the province. They also investigated 45 suspects and arrested nine of them.
According to a CTD spokesman, one suspect identified as Romanullah, son of Noor Alam Khan, was arrested from Multan. The officials recovered from him half a kilogram of high explosives, quarter a kilogram of low explosives, two non-electric detonators, safety fuse of 5m, prima cord 1.82m, nails 1.5kg, ball-bearings 750gm, one pistol of 30-bore with six bullets, and Rs 2,350 cash.
The CTD also arrested three suspects including Subhanallah, son of Attaullah, Luqman Shah, son of Bakhat Zada and Jam Dad, son of Bahadar Khan, from Lahore. The officials recovered from them 550 gram of explosives, one pistol with five bullets, five non-electric detonators, safety fuse 15feet and Rs6,930 cash.
The team also arrested two suspects namely Sartaj alias Shan, son of Muneer Khan, and Muhammad Wasal, son of Aurangzaib, from Toba Tek Singh and recovered explosives 1,815g, safety fuse wire 14feet, two detonators and Rs 4,100 cash from them.
The official sources said that six suspects belonged to banned organisation Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and they wanted to use explosives for terrorist activities.
The team also arrested three persons including Nadeem-ul-Hassan, son of Muhammad Shafi from Chiniot, Mehran Alvi, son of Allah Wasaya from Khushab and Aiman Maria, wife of Usama Zaffar from Lahore. The team recovered two receipt books, carbon paper, ball point, Rs18,950 cash, a copy of CNIC, 37 stickers, 25 pamphlets and 15 banned books ‘Niday-e-Haq’ from them. They belonged to banned organisation ‘Daesh’. They were distributing pamphlets and collecting funds for financial support of the organisation. They were also distributing banned books among people and motivating them to join the organisation.