Explosion aftermath Under-age boy sent on 10-day remand

Imran Gurgez was earlier arrested from Badin’s Gurgez Mohalla on June 29


Our Correspondent July 02, 2016
Imran Gurgez was earlier arrested from Badin’s Gurgez Mohalla on June 29. PHOTO: FILE

HYDERABAD: An anti-terrorism court in Hyderabad granted on Saturday 10-day physical remand of a young Ahmadi boy booked by the Badin district’s police under terrorism charges after they found explosives from his uncle’s residence.

Imran Gurgez, whose family claims he is over 12 years old but the police believe is 16 to 17 years old, was earlier arrested from Badin’s Gurgez Mohalla on June 29.

The police recovered a detonator, a remote and a battery from the residence of Imran’s uncle, Ali Akbar Gurgez, after the family, which belongs to the Ahmadi sect, reported the incident of a small explosion at their residence to the police. Subsequently, four family members, including Imran’s father, Ali Asghar Gurgez, were allegedly picked up by the police. However, the police have denied detention of any suspect except Imran.

A case was registered under Section 6/7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Explosives Act on Thursday night at the Model police station on the complaint of the police.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 3rd, 2016.

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