FIA makes several arrests linked with Turbat tragedy

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FIA makes several arrests linked with Turbat tragedy

GUJRANWALA – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested several human traffickers in Sialkot and Gujranwala districts on Thursday, following the discovery of 15 bullet-riddled bodies by the Levies force in Balochistan’s Buleda tehsil.

Talking to newsmen, FIA divisional deputy director Khalid Anees said Sabir Gujjar, the main suspect, had taken some of the 15 men from Punjab to Quetta after minting hefty money from them.

The official described that in Quetta, Gujjar had allegedly paid an accomplice Abid Gujjar Rs50,000 to take his clients further, who then handed over the men to two other agents.

“Sabir Gujjar remains at large,” the official said but hastened to add that Muhammad Tanveer from Mundair Khurd village of Sialkot district was picked up for his alleged involvement in human trafficking.

The FIA official maintained that Tanveer and his nephew Rashid Cheema, who is currently in Turkey, had taken Rs150,000 each from Abdul Ghafoor and Zafran, residents of Bhagwal Awan village in Sialkot district, to send them to Turkey via Iran, however, Ghafoor and Zafran were both among those killed.

Another suspect, Zafer Iqbal of Jamki Chattha in Wazirabad tehsil was also rounded up along with the son of Muhammad Khan Pathan of Phalia, a notorious human trafficker.