ATC issues non-bailable warrants for TTP chief, former spokesperson

Militants allegedly involved in the killing of SP CID Chaudhry Aslam and attack on SSU bus in Karachi


Zubair Ashraf July 14, 2015
File photo of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Chief Mullah Fazlullah

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for the chief of banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mullah Fazlullah, former spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid and other militants of the outfit.

During the proceedings at ATC-1, police requested the court to declare the aforementioned suspects proclaimed offenders.

The suspects were reportedly involved in the killing of Superintendent Police, Crime Investigation Department (CID), Chaudhry Aslam and in the attack on Special Security Unit (SSU) bus in Karachi.

Read: SP CID Chaudhry Aslam slain in Karachi blast

On July 9, 2014, a suicide bomb blast by the Taliban killed Aslam, Pakistan’s arguably best known police-commander, near Essa Nagri at the Lyari Expressway. TTP, who had also carried out an attack on Aslam’s house in 2011, claimed responsibility for the blast.

Read: 2 killed, 14 injured in explosion targeting Karachi police bus

On March 27 this year, two policemen were killed and 14 others sustained injuries in an explosion in Karachi’s Landhi area.

The SSU had been handed over the security of city’s sensitive areas following two blasts which killed five people including two personnel of the law enforcement agencies at that time. Security forces have been suffering reprisal attacks since a crackdown on criminals and militant activities since late 2013.

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