Rawalpindi: Mehsud, 10 others declared proclaimed offenders
RAWALPINDI: An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday declared 11 suspected terrorists, including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud, as proclaimed offenders (POs). The terror suspects were allegedly involved in a case in which police and the law enforcement agencies arrested 12 persons and seized three explosives-laden vehicles in the limits of Sadiqabad Police Station. The persons declared proclaimed offenders by ATC No II Judge Sakhi Muhammad Kahout also include commander Tariq of Darra Adam Khel, Sardar of Swat, Rehan of Miranshah, Ubaidur Rehman of Swat, Noor Muhammad of Malakand, Suleman, Munir Dar and Sayd of Rawalpindi, Muhammad Ejaz of Wah Cantonment and Wali Muhammad.
Earlier, the court had issued the suspects’ arrest warrants and ordered them to surrender, but they did not comply and were, therefore, declared POs. According to details, the Federal Investigation Agency and police want to question the POs included in the trial of the 12 suspected terrorists arrested from Dhok Kala Khan in June this year. The accused were allegedly plotting to blow up important buildings and kill prominent personalities.