Seminaries operating inside the capital are allegedly assisting the TTP with the collection of extortion and ransom money by arranging deals between militants and their victims, sources in civil and military intelligence agencies said.
The officials said that the role of the religious seminaries in collecting extortion for the TTP was established and action against them has been suggested.
The officials further stated that the groups of TTP, involved in generating funds through extortion and kidnapping for ransom, also stay at the seminaries and get assistance from there.
Moreover, some victims of kidnapping for ransom were also detained there before being taken to the tribal areas, they added.
Earlier, the role of religious seminaries to assist the TTP in conducting terrorism in the twin cities was unearthed last month. The report, prepared jointly by the special branches of Islamabad and Rawalpindi police, suggested that TTP got full support from religious seminaries and worship places of the likeminded Deobandi school of thought.
The report also identified 20 seminaries, all located in Rawalpindi, which were used by Taliban for terrorist attacks in the city.