KARACHI: The anti-terrorism court has repeated the warrants not available to arrest around 17 suspects who are suspected of fleeing in cases related to the attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi.
The Department of Counterterrorism ordered and detained Mohammad Aslam; Ahmed Hasnain; Ali Ahmed, alias Hashim; Nadir Khan, aka Arif Buledi and Abdul Latif – all said to be related to the banned separatist Baloch Liberation Army – for allegedly helping three heavily armed guerrillas, who were killed while trying to enter the Chinese consulate on November 23, 2018 in Clifton.
It also shows Harbiyaar Marri; Aslam Baloch, alias Achhu; Bashir Zaib; Noor Bux Mengal; Kareem Marri; ‘Captain’ Rehman Gul; ‘Commander’ Nisar; Sheikhu; Gaindi; Sharif; Hamal; Munshi and Agha Sher Dil as fugitives in this case.
This problem was corrected before the ATC VII judge, who was conducting a trial in the judicial complex inside the central prison, for submitting a report regarding the execution of an unavailable warrants issued by the court to arrest the escaped suspect.
However, the investigating officer was not present and no compliance report was submitted.
The judge repeated the warrants not available to arrest runners and directed CTD IO, Zafar Iqbal Siyal, to appear on May 6 and submit a compliance report.
The judge also adjourned the indictment of the suspect detained in the same case related to the main attack, prohibited weapons and explosives until the next date.
In a previous hearing, investigative officers had submitted a compliance report stating that unavailable warrants could not be executed on the 17 suspects who allegedly escaped in this case because their whereabouts could not be ascertained because Nadra and the Pakistan Election Commission did not have warrants. their identification data.
Progress reports suggest that the attackers were in constant contact with their alleged accomplices who had fled, including Harbiyaar Marri and other suspects, who were suspected of orchestrating and facilitating terrorist attacks.
It said four Kalashnikovs, two improvised explosive devices, detonators, hand grenades, explosives and bullets were also confiscated from the possession of three guerrillas.
According to the prosecution, seven people, including three heavily armed guerrillas, two policemen and two visitors were shot dead in a weapon-and-grenade attack by the Chinese consulate located in the high security zone on Block 4 Clifton.
In a progress report, filed in court in January 2019, the IO has stated that terrorists stormed the consulate building and began shooting and throwing hand grenades and also killing assistant sub-inspector Ashraf Dawood and police chief Mohammad Amir, who were assigned to the first security checkpoint , while Mohammad Jumman, who was assigned at the entrance of the visa section, was injured by their shooting.
He stated that after hearing the gunfire, the visitors and staff went to the consulate and locked the door from inside. Therefore, the attackers tried to plant an IED to blow up the iron gate but failed to do so due to shootings by outside security forces. A visa seeker, Tahir Shah, and his father, Niaz Ahmed, were hit by attackers and killed on the spot, he added.
Published in Dawn, April 17, 2020
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