CHARSADDA - An Afghan national and former employee of the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan, his three sons were among the 25 suspects arrested by security forces during a search operation in district Charsadda on Sunday.

On a tip-off, security forces carried out five-hour long operation at Mehmoodabad and Dhakki areas which fall in the jurisdiction of Umerzai and Mandani police stations.

In the operation, a former employee of the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan Khan Agha, an Afghan national, who had made a Pakistani national identity card in the name of Naveed Khan, was apprehended along with his three sons Noor Agha, Rahimullah and Khanamullah.

Police sources said it was around 4 am, when a search operation on intelligence based information was launched sealing Mehmoodabad.

The door-to-door operation continued till 9 am and the security forces arrested Khan Agha. Moreover, another unidentified non-local man was arrested.

All arrested were shifted to unknown location for further interrogation, sources said.

The sources maintained Khan Agha’s brother had also not only worked in Indian Embassy in Afghanistan but also served in Afghanistan’s military.

In a similar search operation, law-enforcement agencies nabbed 20 more suspects and criminals from the jurisdiction of Mandani police station.

Three AK-47s, two SMGs, six pistols, one rifle were recovered from their possession.

In the wake of attack on Bacha Khan University by four militants, in which at least 22 people including 19 students were killed, police and security forces have accelerated search operations in the adjoining areas.

Authorities have officially shared the data with Afghan government regarding usage of their territory by the militants for launching attacks inside Pakistan.