KARACHI: A criminal arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department, over his alleged involvement in Safoora bus attack, offered the law enforcement agencies to become an approver in the deadly attack on a police van in District South last year.
Asadur Rehman is alleged to be involved in the brutal Safoora attack that claimed the lives of 45 members of the Ismaili community on May 13. He has offered the police officers to become an approver but not in the Safoora bus attack.
“He [Rehman] has not offered us to become an approver in the Safoora bus attack but he has offered to become an approver in another case,” said an investigating officer, while talking to The Express Tribune. “He has offered to become an approver for the attack on the police van of the Preedy police station.”
Unidentified motorcyclists hurled a hand grenade and a flammable chemical at a police van while it was patrolling on MA Jinnah Road on November 10. The chemical sparked a fire that destroyed the vehicle and left three policemen severely injured.
Rehman had no direct involvement in the van attack but he was just abetting the assailants, said the investigating officer. “He [Rehman] has recorded his confession before a judicial magistrate South in which he has named the suspects involved in the van attack, which will help us pursue the case in the anti-terrorism court,” the officer explained.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2015.