Police name prime suspects, arrest 3 over Pearl abduction -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Police name prime suspects, arrest 3 over Pearl abduction

KARACHI- Pakistani police on Tuesday named two prime suspects in the abduction of US journalist Daniel Pearl after arresting three others overnight in the eastern city of Lahore.

A senior police investigator told that two Muslim militants, Mohammad Hashim Qadeer and Mohammad Bashir, were the “prime suspects so far” believed to have kidnapped Pearl in this southern city 13 days ago.

“We will only come to know the extent of their involvement once they are arrested. We hope to catch them,” he said on condition of anonymity. Three other men were detained in Lahore late Monday for questioning, he added, declining to give further details.

Source: The News
Date:2/5/2002