Explosive material case: Accused remanded to jail

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court-III (ATC-III) on Wednesday remanded an alleged activist of a banned outfit to CID police for judicial custody in a case pertaining to the possession of explosive material and illegal weapons.

The suspect, Umer Farooq, was produced before the court amid tight security. The investigation officer requested the court for more time to conduct further interrogations.

According to the prosecution, Farooq was arrested during a raid conducted by CID police on February 20, 2014. He was subsequently booked in several cases pertaining to the possession of illegal arms and explosive material.

According to police, 120-kg explosive material was recovered from him and some illegal weapons were also seized. He was also involved in a police encounter, police said.

A case was registered against the suspects under Sections 353 (criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty), 324 (attempted murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code, Section 4/5 of the Explosive Substance Act at the CID police station.

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