Islamabad Police foils terror bid, six arrested; Inspector General Police

Islamabad: (Thursday, December 29, 2011) The Islamabad police thwarted a terror plan here today and arrested six terrorists including one suicide bomber during operation in Shahzad Town, claimed Inspector General Polic Bani-Amin

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday at the auditorium of Rescue-15, the IGP said that Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Islamabad Police launched an operation three days ago near Zia Masjid in the area of Shahzad
Town Police Station and arrested six alleged terrorist including one suicide bomber.

He said that police were facing another challenge at the same time during this operation as people were protesting on Islamabad Expressway but credit of arresting terrorists goes to CID Police, which ensured successful operation within two hours only after
getting the particular information.

The IGP said that suicide bomber has been identified as Waliullah who along with his six associates is in custody for further investigation. He said that nabbed alleged terrorists had been involved in attacks on security forces in Swat.

Meanwhile, he appreciated the efforts of Islamabad police in the ongoing year by saying that no terror incident has occurred owing efficient policing and crime rate has decreased significantly in all heads. “The major challenges before police were terrorism
activities, car theft and dacoities, but efficient policing has helped us to overcome all of them during this year,” the IGP maintained.

He said that police have also recovered the vehicle of Dr. Rakhshanda, which was snatched from his son during his kidnap few years ago. Her son was earlier recovered after police encounter and one of the captors was killed besides arrest of his other accomplices.

The IG Islamabad said that Wing of Islamabad Police handed over Rs32,67,000 to National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Rawat branch following the direction of the court after recovering it from the accused who took away the cash and assassinated the guard.

He said that some unknown persons looted Rs32,67,000 from NBP in Rawat after killing its guard Muhammad Rafique and case was registered under section 396 PPC on February 13, 2005 in the jurisdiction of Sihala Police Station. The case was assigned to Crime Investigation
Agency (CIA) of Islamabad police for speedy investigation and the accused were traced. The accused identified as Raja Tahir and Muhammad Rafique had to face trial and were given sentence by the court. As per order of the court, police handed over the recovered
money to NBP Rawat manager.