KARACHI: District West’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Fida Hussain Janwari on Saturday said security forces had foiled a major terrorist plot in the city after they arrested six men connected to the Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
According to Janwari, the suspects were funded, trained and backed by RAW, which had been providing them with training, logistics and monetary support.
“We are going to share with you good news that we have arrested six terrorists of a Baloch nationalist party, Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangar (BRAS), from Karachi,” Janwari told a press conference at his office on Saturday evening.
He added that the suspects had wanted to target key installations in the city.
Janwari added the police had recovered a bomb, explosive material and other weapons from the suspects.
“This outlawed organisation is running its activities from Afghan soil and is also involved in attacking security forces in Balochistan,” he said, adding, “We arrested the culprits and they have admitted Indian spy agency RAW’s support for their organisation.”
The police official added thay the six men, identified as Sherhan, son of Syed Khan, Karim Bukhsh, son of Dil Jan, Dilshad, son of Ali Sher, Moran Khan alias Molo, Dur Khan and Amir Bukhsh had been arrested as a result of a joint effort between the police and intelligence agencies tracking the perpetrators behind the Pakistan Stock Exchange attack last month, according to The News.
He added that RAW was planning terror attacks in Pakistan and the arrested suspects wanted to target security agencies and police personnel.
SSP Janwari said foreign spy agencies, particularly India’s RAW, had been found involved in the recent wave of terrorism in the country and these foreign spy agencies were using nationalist parties to create unrest and carry out terror activities while targeting sensitive installations.
“Intelligence agencies, along with the police, have found evidence that the attackers who targeted the PSX were trained by RAW,” he said.
He added, “It is also confirmed that hostile intelligence agencies are also engaged in planning terror activities to sabotage peace in Pakistan and to disrupt the CPEC, and they are using terrorists of nationalist parties to carry out attacks on intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies and their installations.”