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Police take another suspect into custody

KARACHI- Another suspect in the kidnapping of the US reporter Daniel Pearl was taken into custody in the city on Thursday, well-placed sources in the police said.

The sources said five suspects were taken into custody in New Karachi and Buffer Zone in a murder case of a 40-year-old doctor, Syed Rashid Mehdi. The doctor was shot dead near Faizur Rehman Hospital in Orangi Town on the night of Feb 12 by two unidentified motorcyclists.

During interrogation, one of the suspects, identified as Asif, disclosed some clues in the kidnapping of Daniel Pearl, the sources said and added that the suspect was being interrogated and some more clues were expected from him. However, the sources did not disclose the details of investigation.

A senior police official confirmed the custody of the suspect in Daniel Pearl case.
Source: Dawn
Date:2/15/2002