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Pakistan police nabs one of their own for 'terror links'

world Updated: Dec 16, 2010 14:32 IST

Pakistani police have arrested an official of the Special Branch, in Lahore for allegedly providing information to terrorists. Zahid Bajwa, in charge of the computer section in the Special Branch of Punjab Police, was handed over to intelligence agencies after his arrest last week, The News daily reported on Thursday.

After Additional Inspector General of Police, Nasir Durrani took over as head of the Special Branch recently, he ordered an internal audit of the department. During the audit, officials found that Zahid had used a fake domicile to apply for his job. Durrani then ordered officials to check Zahid's activities. During their probe, officials found that a case was registered under the Explosives Act against Bajwa in Harbanspura in 2003 after police recovered several grenades from his possession.

The Special Branch arrested Bajwa five days ago after registering a case against him. Bajwa was recruited as a junior clerk by the Central Police Office in 2009. He was later transferred to the Special Branch, where he was appointed as the head of the computer section by former AIG Ehsan ul Haq.