RMU student picked for alleged links with Daesh

Rawalpindi –  Officials of an intelligence agency have taken into custody a student of Rawalpindi Medical University on suspicious of having links with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Daesh), reliable sources disclosed to The Nation on Thursday.

The suspect was identified as Muhammad Jawad, hailing from Sara-e-Alamgir in district Gujrat. The accused was student of third year of MBBS in the RMU, the sources added. The officials of the secret agency shifted the suspect to unknown place for investigation, they added.

According to the sources, a team of the officials of the country’s premier intelligence agency carried out raid on a hostel at Satellite Town within the limits of Police Station New Town couple of days ago and held the student for his alleged links with the ISIS. The student was moved to undisclosed location for further integration, the sources said.

Earlier, the intelligence agency officials had brought the student and his activities under the scanner besides tracing his calls data. The team reportedly visited the RMU and had meetings with some faculty members to collect information about Jawad. The officials also grilled some friends of the student, the sources claimed.

A senior faculty member of the RMU, when contacted, confirmed that officials of a secret service had arrested a student of the varsity on suspicious of having links with Daesh.

He, however, denied that the student was apprehended from the varsity hostel in Satellite Town and said that Jawad was held from outside the hostel. He said that the hostel room of the student was found locked for long before his arrest and no one from the hostel or the university knew about his whereabouts.

Another source claimed that the suspect was later given into the custody of Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), Rawalpindi for further investigation. However, Station House Officer CTD Police Station Rawalpindi Malik Muhammad Khan, when approached, denied that the CTD had arrested or register a case against any student of the RMU on charges of having links with Daesh.

Senior officers of the Rawalpindi police, Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja and Israr Ahmed Abbasi, were unaware about the intelligence agency action in Satelite Town area while Regional Officer CTD SP   Malik Zafar Jamil was not available for his comments.


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