PESHAWAR – Law-enforcement agencies on Saturday seized a satellite phone from Dr Shakil Afridi – the surgeon who helped the US track down al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden – at the Central Prison in Peshawar.
According to sources, on being interrogated, one of the four police commandoes, deployed at the cell of Afridi, admitted that he helped in providing the phone to the surgeon.
The sources said Afridi made over 50 domestic and international calls from the phone set. “Data is being assessed to ascertain the international locations to which he phoned.”
They sources further said jammers had been installed on the prison premises after the controversial interview of Dr Afridi with a foreign television.
Officials of the prison were not available for comments as their mobilephones remained off despite repeated attempts by this scribe.