Sindh Interior Ministry denies masterminds of Indian bombings in PakistanAugust 7th, 2008 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.7 (ANI): The interior ministry in Pakistan’’s Sindh Province has rejected a report that the two masterminds of the recent bombings in Ahmedabad and Bangalore are residing in Karachi.
Rebutting a Rediff.com report that said that two Karachi-based Indians “Parti” and ePatangiya” were present in Karachi, senior Sindh Home Department officials told The News that no agency had any record of these names.
They also said that they had ordered a “fresh search” in Farhan Paradise in Karachi’’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area to verify whether these two persons were staying there as per the rediff report, and found no signs of any such persons.
There was no Farhan Arcade in Gulistan-e-Jauhar Karachi,” the official said, adding: “There is a Farhan Arcade in Gulshan (Not Gulistan as mentioned by the Indian IB) area of Karachi near Jauhar Chowrangi. However, even there was no sign of these two Indians residing.”
Top officials of the federal interior ministry, when asked to give details of the person mentioned by the Indian IB after conducting a six-day investigation, confirmed to The News on Tuesday that no person with the name of Rasool Khan Parti or Muhammad Sufiya Ahmad Patangiya were found residing now or in the past at the Farhan Arcade in Gulshan.
According to Rediff, the Indian IB says that these two are originally residents of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Prior to fleeing to Karachi, the duo was involved in recruitment of youth for Jihadi activities in Hyderabad and other parts of the country. They were both allegedly members of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami, but recruited youth mainly from the Students Islamic Movement of India.
Both men are wanted by the Gujarat police in connection with the murder of former state minister Haren Pandya. (ANI)
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