Rawalpindi: ATC extends remand of POF blast accused
RAWALPINDI: Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) No II on Monday extended for 10 days physical remand of an accused who was arrested by Wah Cantonment police station for his alleged involvement in two suicide bomb attacks at Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) on August 21, killing over 70 lives and injuring another 60.
Judge Sakhi Muhammad Kahoot sent accused Hameedullah Khan, a resident of South Waziristan, in the custody of Wah Cantt police for 10 more days. Earlier, he was also remanded in custody for 10 days.
Station House Officer (SHO) Abdul Sattar told the court that on a tip of the accused the police had recovered a suicide vest, hand grenade, rocket launcher and other explosive materials on August 25 from an area in the limits of Akora Khatak police station, district Nowshera.
He told the court that the accused had links with a terrorist network and the police could arrest his other accomplices if his remand was extended for 20 days. On his request, the court extended Khan’s remand for 10 days.