MARDAN, 21 July: The counter terrorism department (CTD) Mardan region arrested an alleged extortionist during an intelligence based operation near Ring road here on Thursday.

According to an official press release, the accused Sabz Ali Khan was demanding extortion from a citizen. It added that the accused had come to Mardan to collect the amount. A hand grenade was also recovered from the accused.

Meanwhile, CTD Hazara region has also arrested an alleged militant from Haripur. The accused Usman Siddiq was allegedly involved in attacks on security forces.