Karachi CID nabs US consulate bombing mastermind

Karachi police’s Crime Investigation Department has claimed arresting a member of the banned terrorist outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahideen-al-Alami, who is said to be the mastermind of the US consulate.

Updated: Apr 29, 2010, 11:22 AM IST

Karachi: Karachi police’s Crime Investigation Department (CID) has claimed arresting a member of the banned terrorist outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahideen-al-Alami, who is said to be the mastermind of the failed suicide attack on former president General Pervez Musharraf and the US consulate.
Acting on a tip-off, the CID team raided a house in New Karachi area and nabbed Ahsanullah alias Ashan Bhai, whose name also features in the CID’s Red Book of wanted terrorists and carries a head money of 500,000 rupees, The News reports.

Confirming the report, CID Anti-terrorism Cell incharge Omar Shahid said several weapons were also recovered from Ahsan during the raid.

The CID’s Red Book notes that Ahsan, 42, was last seen at a religious gathering in Orangi region seven years ago. He is also involved in smuggling of weapons from across the border.

ANI