ATC extends Safoora attack suspects' remand

Police requests an extension for further investigation, remand extended till July 13


Zubair Ashraf June 29, 2015
Police requests an extension for further investigation, remand extended till July 13.

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC-I) extended on Monday the physical remand of three suspects of the Safoora bus attack till July 13 upon request of the police. 

The alleged mastermind of the attack, Tahir Hussain Minhas alias Saeen, as well as Saad Aziz alias Tin Tin and Asadur Rehman alias Malik were produced before ATC-I in a number of cases.

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The suspects, handcuffed and with faces covered, were brought to the court in armoured vehicles amid heavy security. According to reports police had requested an extension for further investigation.

However, along with an extension of the physical remand of the suspects, ATC-I ordered the police to submit all relevant reports on July 13.

The brutal bus massacre claimed the lives of 45 members of the Ismaili community on May 13.

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Earlier on June 11, an anti-terrorism court remanded on Wednesday three suspects of the Safoora bus attack in cases of murdering civil society activist Sabeen Mahmud and policemen till June 15.

According to the court documents, the suspects had confessed their involvement in the killings of policemen as well as Mahmud during interrogation about other penal cases.

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ZA | 5 years ago | Reply why do they cover their faces? they should leave them uncovered for the world to see, and for them to see what the world seems like after their atrocities!!
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