LAKKI MARWAT: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Bannu has ordered three minors, who were recovered from an alleged terrorist group, to be presented before court.
Shah Hussain, 12, Rehan Khan, 13 and Mukhtiar Ahmad, 14, had been allegedly abducted from Karachi’s Awan Colony by Muhammad Yahya, a resident of Waziristan, who lives in the same area. The man was allegedly transporting the children to Waziristan for training in terrorist activities.
Earlier, on November 28, Sarai Naurang police received information about the presence of a suspicious person along with three teenagers in Lakki Marwat’s main market.
In a police raid in the market, Yahya, a Mehsud tribesman, was arrested.
Amir Ahmad Marwat, an official of the police department, told journalists that the children belonged to the Mehsud tribe as well and were abducted by Yahya and his accomplices.
Marwat said that Yahya had confessed to the crime. Yahya’s other partners including Naeem, Niaz, Abdullah Mehsood and Noori had been charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2012.