SIALKOT - The Counter-Terrorism Department yesterday arrested 14 activists of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad and sealed off a mosque-cum-religious seminary, being run by the organization near Dashka.

The CTD raided Jamia Masjid and Madrasa Al-Noor of the defunct Jaish-e-Mohammad in village Mundeyki Goraya, some 14 km from Daska Thursday evening.

The crackdown came a day after the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) arrested Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar. The CTD did not disclose names of the activists and shifted them to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

The department launched the crackdown in the wake of terrorists attack on an airbase in India. The CTD officials said Jamia Masjid and Madrassa Al-Noor had been a centre for organisational activities of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad.

The officials claimed that the mosque and seminary were linked with the outlawed JeM and had been involved in direct or indirect funding to the organisation. The CTD also seized printed literature and record of the seminary.



INP adds: The law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) personnel arrested five suspected terrorists during search operation in Sargodha yesterday.

The police and sensitive agencies personnel responding to an actionable intelligence tip-off regarding presence of anti-State elements, conducted joint search operation in Istaqlal Colony, Chungi No 12, Tariqabad and Chak 78 Northern of Sargodha.

During the operation which continued for more than three hours, the law-enforcers searched more than 100 houses and arrested five suspected terrorists who were shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation.