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Accused in Daniel Pearl murder case arrested


Karachi: Police and intelligence agencies have arrested in Karachi on Friday a man wanted in US journalist Daniel Pearl’s murder case.

Rizvia Society police said that in a joint action with intelligence agencies, they nabbed Abdul Rehman alias Sindhi from Golimar area of Karachi, Geo TV reported.

Police also recovered a pistol from his possession and shifted him to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

Police claimed Abdul Rehman is affiliated to Al-Qaeda and had held meeting with Osama Bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar.

Abdul Rehman is close aide of Saud Memom, the accused and facilitator in Daniel Pearl murder case.

Saud Memon was a businessman from Karachi. He was said to own the shed where US journalist Daniel Pearl was killed.

Memon was wanted by law-enforcement agencies in the Pearl murder case for supposedly providing the place where Pearl was beheaded and subsequently buried.

Pearl was a journalist for the Wall Street Journal with the US and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped by militants and later murdered.