Court allows 90-day detention of three alleged terrorists


KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh, on Tuesday produced three suspects before Administrative Judge of Anti-Terrorism Courts of Sindh High Court (SHC), Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, and informed him about their 90-day preventive detention for questioning.

The Rangers’ personnel, along with their counsel produced, Mohammad Abid, Shahid and Raees before administrative judge amid tight security. The rangers’ law officer stated that they had credible information about their involvement in offences came within the ambit of Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

The rangers’ lawyer told the court that suspect namely Shahid would be kept at Meetha Ram hostel sub-jail while two others would be taken to Central jail for interrogation.

The court allowed the paramilitary force to detain the suspects for 90 days for interrogation, considering legal provisions section 11EEEE (1) of ATA. The paramilitary force has the authority to detain suspects for the period of three moths for questioning under section 11EEEE (1) of ATA.

The production of the suspect with relevant documents was made in compliance with section 11EEEE (3) of ATA for the information and record of the court.