Pak cops held for alleged links with terror groups
Pakistani investigators are probing the recent killing of 4 intelligence operatives and a civilian by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
Islamabad: Pakistani investigators probing the recent killing of four intelligence operatives and a civilian by the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi have arrested five police officials suspected of having links with terror groups.
The five men were killed during an unsuccessful attempt to catch a leader of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi at Pir Chambal in Pind Dadan Khan near Islamabad.
Questions were raised about the performance of the local police in the operation following the killings.
The five policemen were arrested as they were suspected of having links with terrorist groups, the Dawn newspaper quoted its sources as saying.
Three of them were posted at Pind Dadan Khan police station, one was associated with the Security Branch while the fifth was posted at Lillah police station.
All the policemen were taken to Jhelum for interrogation.
Evidence collected so far pointed towards the possibility that the policemen were hiding something important from investigators, the report said.
A police official said the policemen were arrested after they refused to hand over their mobile phones to investigators.