Rawalpindi - The law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) along with personnel of intelligence agencies carried out raids in three separate locations of the city and held three suspects including two Afghan nationals, reliable sources disclosed to The Nation yesterday. Later, two relatives of one of the suspects came under heavy gunfire by three unknown culprits in Morgah area. However, they remained unhurt while attackers fled on motorcycles. Police registered cases and started investigations, sources said.

According to sources, well-equipped personnel of LEAs along with officials of intelligence agencies carried out a raid on a house located in Jhamra area (Dhoke Sobedaran) and arrested one Momin Khan (60) and shifted him to undisclosed location.

Sources said the detainee is said to be an Afghan national whose younger brother is employed in NADRA. They added that Momin Khan was involved in suspicious activities and he used to obtain fake NADRA CNICs for Afghan nationals after taking bribe. An eyewitness shared with this correspondent that commandos wearing black uniforms and facial masks entered the house of the Afghan national and dragged him out. They beat him with kicks, punches and handles of guns and later threw him into a mobile van and shifted him to unknown place for interrogation.

Later in the evening, two relatives of Momin Khan were arriving towards his house to express their sympathies with the family when three attackers riding on a motorcycle opened indiscriminate firing at their car (RIC-89) near Salmani Mosque in Dhoke Sobedaran. However, the two men indentified as Gull Muhammad and Noor Muhammad remained unhurt whereas attackers sped away towards the main road.

Heavy contingent of police led by SHO Morgah police station Kausar also rushed to the scene and collected the evidence and shifted the bullet-riddled car to the police station. Gull Muhammad, who is a private contractor at Al-Bayrak Company on Murree Road, lodged a complaint with PS Morgah accusing unknown men of resorting firing at him. Police lodged a case and begun investigation.

In yet another swift action, a patrolling team of Pakistan Army troops spotted a suspicious young boy outside Fauji Foundation Hospital (FFH) on GT Road and took him into custody. During questioning, the detainee who was identified as Habib Ullah son of Hakeen Khan, a resident of Mardan, confessed that he was an Afghan national. Army troops handed him over to Morgah police for further action.

Meanwhile, the law enforcers surrounded a van (RIA-239) outside a bakery in Saddar area and arrested a person sitting of driving seat. The commandos shifted the man to unknown location.

DSP Civil Line Circle Farhan Aslam, when contacted, said he has no knowledge about raid and arrest of a suspect in Morgah. He said that intelligence agencies usually don’t inform priorly to police about any raid against terrorists.

However, he confirmed the arrest of an Afghan national from FFH saying police booked him under 14 Foreign Act. On a query, he said that police launched man hunt for attackers who resorted firing on car riders in Morgah.