Police releases Pak man with batteries, electrical circuit hidden in shoes

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Karachi, May 12 (ANI): The Karachi Police has released a suspected bomber who was arrested at the Jinnah International Airport after batteries and electrical circuits were found concealed in his shoes after a thorough check-up following a scanner alarm.

Faiz Mohammad, a 30-year-old civil engineer, was held on May 9 (Sunday) when a scanner sounded an alarm as he proceeded towards boarding a Thai Airways flight to Muscat.

During physical frisking, a device, fixed to his shoes, was recovered, which included four live batteries and a circuit with a switch, the official said.

Initial investigations have revealed that Mohammed hails from Manshera region of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and was employed in a construction company in Muscat.

He had returned to Pakistan to get his visa renewed.

Mohammad, who was not carrying any explosives, told police his footwear had an inbuilt massage system.

Police and intelligence agencies questioned him extensively before clearing him of trying to commit any terror activity in the plane; the Daily Times quoted Senior Superintendent of Police (Investigations) Niaz Khoso, as saying.

"The joint investigation team extensively questioned and in the end found him innocent," the SSP said. (ANI)

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