ISLAMABAD - Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Islamabad police has arrested two persons allegedly involved in the murder of PTI MPA Farid Khan, who was killed in Hangu on June 3, 2013.

SP (Investigation) Mustansar Feroz revealed during a press conference on Tuesday that CIA police got important information regarding the presence of some hardcore criminals in the outskirts of the city. On this tip-off, police team raided at the place and arrested two persons identified as Asif Ullah s/o Abdullah and Abid Khan s/o Akhtar Badshah, residents of Hangu.

During preliminary investigation, the nabbed criminals confessed their involvement in the murder of Member Provincial Assembly, KPK Fareed Khan. It has been revealed that both are members of a local militant network based in Hangu.

They disclosed to commit this murder on the directions of Nabi Mullah Hanfi, commander of a local militant outfit at Hangu, who developed differences with Fareed because of deceased’s stance against militancy and determination to restore writ of the government in the area.

They told that their accomplice Kakay, a local militant commander of Kandoo Kill area, informed them about the movement of Fareed on the day of incident (June 3). After which they ambushed and killed him on Sanghar Road, Hangu.

The DPO Hangu has informed Islamabad police that these persons have criminal record and are wanted in 37 cases of terrorism, murder and attempt to murder. One the criminals Asif Ullah joined Mulla Nabi Group in the year 2008 and he committed several criminal acts of kidnapping and target killings but was never nominated due to his fear. Police have recovered one Kalashnikov and pistol from them during this raid. Further investigation is under way from them and police are hopeful to get further important information.