Security agencies on Tuesday carried out a raid on a hotel owned by family members of Pakistani-born London attacker, Khuram Shahzad Butt, sources told local media outlet.
As per reports, the raid on the hotel, which is located on GT Road in the Mujahidabad area, were confirmed by area residents.
Police, along with Counter-Terrorism Department and Special Security Branch officials searched the restaurant belonging to Butt’s uncle, sources said, adding that the operation was a precautionary measure after the attacker’s link to Pakistan was reported by the media.
They suggested that Butt was not ‘radicalised’ in Pakistan and that the family was not associated with religious parties.
British police the other day, named two of the three attackers who killed seven people and injured several others near London Bridge late on Saturday. As per reports, one of the attackers was previously known to the security services.
London’s Metropolitan Police identified one attacker as Khuram Shahzad Butt, aged 27.Butt was previously known to police and domestic spy agency, MI5 and was a British citizen who had been born in Pakistan, the police informed.
He had appeared in a Channel 4 documentary entitled “The Jihadis Next Door” about British extremists that was broadcast last year, British media reported.