Malakand police on Monday claimed that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) minority MPA Soran Singh was murdered due to political rivalry not because of terrorism and the claim of Tehreek E Taliban Pakistan is fake.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Malakand Azad Khan in a press conference claimed that a fellow PTI leader Baldev Kumar was behind the murder of Soran Singh as he wanted to avenge political rivalry.
“Baldev Kumar wanted to contest the election instead of Singh… after failing to get the party ticket, Kumar planned the murder,” said DIG Khan. DIG Malakand further said that anti-terrorism clauses have been included in the cases as the murder invoked fear among the people of the area and minority community.
Answering a question about the police security provided to the slain MPA, the officer said Singh always refused to keep police guards with him in Buner, “as he felt safe enough in his hometown”.
Police had arrested Baldev on Sunday from Barikot tehsil of Swat and shifted him to an unspecified location for interrogation.