Army raids cricketer Umar Gul’s house; arrests his brother

PTI:Pakistan Army commandos raided cricketer Umar Gul‘s house in Peshawar and arrestedhis brother on charges of

English: Umar Gul at the 2009 ICC World Twenty20.

English: Umar Gul at the 2009 ICC World Twenty20. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

harbouring a wanted militant, according to a media report on Wednesday.

The fast bowler‘s brother, Meraj, was arrested with two other men on charges of providing shelter to

his uncle, Haji Daly, believed to be an active member of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam, The Express Tribune reported.

A local resident told the newspaper that a team of commandos raided the house yesterday.

Two paramedics, Younas and Shakil, were among those arrested. They were moved to an undisclosed location.

An official of the local police station claimed Haji Daly was injured in an operation by armed forces at Bara in Khyber tribal region, and had fled to Peshawar and lived with Meraj for several days before leaving the city.

The Khyber Agency is a stronghold of the Lashkar-e-Islam.

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