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Man arrested for making threat calls to Rehman Malik

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 23:52

Islamabad: Pakistani police on Wednesday
arrested a man who made threatening calls about carrying out
bomb attacks on Interior Minister Rehman Malik and his home,
officials said.

Tahir Rasheed, a resident of Faisalabad in Punjab
province, was arrested by a police team from Islamabad.

Police said Rasheed was identified as the man behind
the threatening calls that prompted authorities to evacuate
the Interior Ministry here on Monday.

A case was registered against Rasheed under the
provisions of the Telegraph Act, a police spokesman said.

He was nabbed following a probe conducted by a special
police team.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Bin Yamin said
stern action would be taken against persons involved in making
such hoax calls.


First Published: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 23:52

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