SWAT: Police has arrested a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) district councillor in connection with PTI lawmaker Sardar Soran Singh’s murder on Sunday.
The suspect, Baldev Kumar, was arrested from Barikot area of Swat district. He has been shifted to an undisclosed location for further interrogation, said police officials.
Two other suspects were arrested also arrested from Buner district.
TTP claims assassination of PTI minority MPA in Buner
It is pertinent to mention that Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed responsibility for the assassination.
Sardar Soran Singh, a special assistant to chief minister KP on minorities’ affairs and an MPA, was gunned down in a targeted attack near Pir Baba in Buner district on Friday.
Soran Singh belonged to the Sikh community and joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2011 after being associated with Jamaat-i-Islami. He held one of several seats reserved for religious minorities in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly.
Three years ago, another PTI provincial lawmaker Fareed Khan was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Hangu.
Courtesy : Dawn News