Rangers detain five suspects for 90 days

Karachi: Rangers produced five suspects before Anti-Terrorism Court-III (ATC-III) on Tuesday to inform it about their preventive detention for interrogation for 90 days.

Personnel of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, along with their own counsel produced five suspects Qadir, Kamran, Sharif, Sheraz and Asim before the ATC-III Judge under tight security.

During hearing, lawyer of suspects asked the court to stop arrest of suspects as it was illegal.

Public Prosecutor Abdul Maroof told the lawyer that Rangers had produced suspects for intimation, not for remand of three months. If Rangers had any objection, then they should inform the court.

The court has no power to challenge authority of law, he said. The Rangers informed the court that the suspects were picked up in different areas of the city.

They said that the paramilitary force had information about their alleged involvement in targeted killing, extortion and other offences.

They contended that the suspects were required to be questioned for their allegedly involvement in criminal activities. According to Rangers, accused belong to political parties.

It may be noted that the recent amendments in Anti-Terrorism Act 1997’ Section II EEEEE in November 2013 has authorized the paramilitary force to detain suspects till three months for interrogations.

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