Pak intelligence agencies arrest Baitullah Mehsud’s close aide

April 14th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Karachi, Apr.14 (ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies have reportedly arrested a close aide of the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud.

According to The Daily Times, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) along with other intelligence agencies has arrested one Badshah Deen Mehsud from a hotel here.

Confirming the report, CID SSP Fayyaz Khan said the 59 year old Badshah Mehsud was a close aid of TTP chief.

“Basically, Badshah provided logistical support to Mehsud. He was involved in various crimes including robbing money changers and banks, and providing vehicles and shelter to those working for TTP in Karachi,” Khan said.

Badshah Mehsud’s name was also included in the CID’s list in its Red Book.

Khan said Badshah Mehsud also helped the TTP members evade the raids conducted by Anti Violent Crime Unit in connection with the kidnapping of renowned filmmaker Satish Anand.

Anand was freed by the kidnappers’ two days ago after a hefty ransom was paid by his family members. (ANI)

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