CTD detains TTP commander involved in 2009 attacks, raising funds for LeJ


KARACHI: A commander of the banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Rehmat Ali was arrested on Monday by Sindh’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in City Railway Colony.

It had been reported by a local media outlet that CTD Investigation Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Junaid Ahmed Sheikh and his team conducted a raid and arrested the TTP associate who was also involved in raising funds for the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) from Karachi since 2009.

It had further been reported that in 2009, Ali blew up a police check post at Kingargali in Buner District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and managed to escape in a police van with possession of arms from the site of the blast.

The culprit has also been involved in the kidnapping of a person from the Jaur area of Bazaar Chowk for allegedly spying for the FC and alleged to have killed him.

The TTP commander had come to Karachi at the start of the military operation in 2009 and had been living in the city ever since. The SSP stated that the detained constantly changed his residence to avoid arrest and mentioned that he continued to raise funds for the LeJ group.