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Police arrest two for transporting guava

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SHEIKHUPURA: The police claimed to have arrested the owner of a goods transport company and his son as law enforcers continue to investigate the Islamabad fruit market blast that killed at least 24 people on Wednesday. According to police officials, explosives were planted in guava crates, which were transported to the capital by the owner of the transport company from Sheikhupura.  A heavy police contingent, led by Sheikhupura DPO Afzal Ahmad Kausar and Additional SP Irfanullah Khan, took immediate action and arrested the two major suspects for transporting bombs in 365 guava crates from Sharaqpur tehsil. Police were also seeking detailed information about the owners of nine guava farms, including Baba Ali, Muhammad Hanif, Muhammad Tufail, Rang Elahi, Muhammad Siddiqui, Shahbaz, Sajid, Muhammad Asif and Wakeel Ahmad. After the blast in Islamabad, monitoring of all fruit and other goods being transported to other cities has been made stricter.

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