Pakistan police take custody of five LeJ suspects in Dubai

LAHORE - The Punjab police have taken five suspects of the prescribed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) into their custody, who were apprehended earlier with the help of Interpol. The suspects have been brought back to Lahore, sources said on Thursday night.

The suspects face charges of involvement in the murder of 14 people including Allama Nasir Abbas. They had also attacked drama writer Asghar Nadeem Syed’s car by opening fire on it. The suspects have been identified as Haroon Bhatti, Ahmed Yar, Ayaz, Ghulam Mustafa and Tariq Nawaz.

Police had also conducted raids in Lahore in the light of statements obtained from Haroon Bhatti during interrogation in Dubai. With arrest of Haroon Bhatti, all five founding members of the terrorist outfit have been netted. Three were killed and one is waiting to be sent to the gallows.



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