Police Raid Hostel After Cracker Attack On Sindh University Official House

Jamshoro: Three activists of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSMM) were arrested near Sehwan and arms were seized in raids on a Sindh University (SU) hostel on Thursday following an early morning cracker attack on the residence of a university official.
No one was wounded in the attack, carried out by two suspects riding a motorcycle, SU vice chancellor’s personal assistant Nadeem Butt said, adding that in a similar attack last Monday, two suspects riding a motorcycle had fired shots on his house. An FIR (46/2014) was lodged with the Jamshoro police station the same day, he said.Mr Butt said that in the latest attack on his house, two suspects riding a motorcycle lobbed a cracker into his house, situated in the Sindh University Employees Housing Society, Phase-1, at around 5am. It exploded in the lawn damaging a chair, he said.
He told Dawn that the police guard and his personal security guard deployed at the house sprang into action and one of them fired some shots on the fleeing assailants. He said the guards believed that one of the attackers was wounded.
Mr Butt held the Jeay Sindh Student Federation (JSSF), the student wing of the JSMM, responsible for the attacks, arguing that activists of the group had continuously been trying to force him and other SU officials to favour them in granting admission to their friends, accommodating outsiders in hostels, pay ‘protection money’ and to meet certain other illegal demands.
Taking notice of their activities, he said, the SU administration had taken strict measures to protect students and employees.
Jamshoro SSP Syed Wasi Hyder said that soon after the cracker attack, police raided one of the SU hostels and carried out a search operation. Three pistols, one laptop as well as banners and literature of the JSMM were seized during the operation, he added.
The SSP said that three JSMM activists were arrested in a police action in the Jhangara locality, near Sehwan, this morning in connection with the cracker blast.
SU registrar Ghulam Mohammad Bhutto and the university officers association leaders Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Abdul Majeed Panhwar and others condemned the attack and demanded arrest of the attackers. They also called for protection for SU employees.
Source or Reference: This News was Published in English Newspaper :Daily Dawn on 28-03-2014