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Pakistan Army raids cricketer Umar Gul's house, arrests brother

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May 30, 2012 at 12:23pm IST

Islamabad: Pakistani cricketer Umar Gul's house in Peshawar was raided by the Pakistan Army commandos on Tuesday. Reports say his brother Meraj was arrested for allegedly providing shelter to his uncle Haji Daly, who is believed to be an active member of the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Islam.

Two others were also arrested, said a report in The Express Tribune.

Reports say Daly was injured in an operation in Bara and had been staying with Umar Gul's brother for several days before fleeing the city.

Pak Army raids Umar Gul's house, arrests brother

Reports say his brother allegedly provided shelter to his uncle Haji Daly, who was a wanted militant.

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. "The injured man was brought to Hayatabad Medical Complex with two local paramedics who changed his bandages," the official said.

The injured man left the hospital without his identity being ascertained, he said.

Reports indicated that the two arrested paramedics are employees of a maternity home located adjacent to Gul s house.

Gul's family owns the maternity home.

However, members of Gul's family declined to comment on the matter. A cousin of Gul confirmed that a raid had been carried out and three people were arrested.

(With additional information from PTI)

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