Pakistan: ‘Red Book’ containing profiles of terror suspects issued

by Mohammed Asghar DAWN.COM

RAWALPINDI, May 18: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Punjab police has issued a fresh edition of ‘Red Book’ containing the profiles of 70 most wanted suspects involved in terrorist attacks and sectarian killings and the details of rewards for informants.

The book also carries the names of the suspects who were involved in terrorist attacks on former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, former President General (retired) Pervez Musharraf, mastermind of suicide attack on Qasim Baila office of Inter Services Intelligence Multan and terrorist involved in the suicide attack on PAF base Sargodha.

According to the book, prepared by the Punjab counterterrorism department, of the 70 high profile terror suspects, 28 belonged to different Sunni outfits and 20 to Shia organisations, while the rest had association with various banned outfits including Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.

Abdul Hameed alias Wattoo belonged to TTP and wanted in connection with terrorist attacks on GPO Chowk and Navel War College, Lahore.

The fresh edition of the ‘Red Book’ has been sent to all police stations and City Police Officers of the Province.

The first part of the book contained profiles of terrorists, while the second and third part shows their association with the organisations.

It also carries their photographs, criminal record, the names of the terror groups they belonged to and reward money announced by the Punjab government.

Among the desperately wanted terrorists, Ikramullah belonged to TTP Baitullah Mehsood group and was involved in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Matiur Rehman belonged to Amjad Farooqi group and wanted by police in connection with suicide attack on former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf. The attack was carried out on December 25, 2003.

Besides five other terrorist attacks, he was wanted by police in Karachi Sheraton hotel bomb blast case. The government has
announced Rs10 million for information leading to his arrest.

Among the most wanted terrorists was a former policeman Mohammad Yaquoob for his involvement in terrorist activities.


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