Militant having Rs4m head money arrested


MARDAN: The district police have arrested a militant, on whose head the government had announced Rs4 million bounty, said a senior police official.

District Police Officer Sajjad Khan told reporters that the arrestee had been wanted by the police in eight cases of terrorism since a long time. “He was wanted by the police stations of Mardan city, Shergarh and Takhbhai in different cases including bombings,” he said.

The official added that a police team, under deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Bashir Yousafzai, arrested Muhammad Rafique, alias Mufti, resident of Iram Colony, from Rashakai area that connects Nowshera and Mardan districts.

“The arrestee was involved in bomb attacks on government installations, schools, CD shops and police vans,” the DPO maintained.