CID police in Lahore Tuesday claimed arresting a man who had presented himself being the representative of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and had asked a businessman for extortion money of Rs.30 million. He also threatened the latter to blow his house up for failing to pay extortion money, reports.
According to police sources, the accused Khizir Hayat demanded Rs.30 million of a businessman Rehan Butt, a resident of Misri Shah area in Lahore. On receiving flat response from Rehan, the suspect got angry and carried out minor cracker blast outside Rehan’s house, intensifying threats of dire consequences.
Later, Rehan lodged an FIR with Misri Shah police station against unidentified suspects upon which, CID police initiated a covert operation and managed to arrest the fake TTP militant Khizir Hayat.
During investigation, the accused confessed his crime but added that he did everything just for the sake of easy money only, denying links with any terror outfit.
Police said the suspect belongs to Garhi Shaho, an area located in suburbs of Lahore, besides being the relative of businessman Rehan.
Also, police failed to trace out connections between Khizir and TTP outfit during preliminary investigations.