Rawalpindi: Alleged hoax caller teenager granted bail
RAWALPINDI: A civil judge Friday granted bail to a teenager arrested for allegedly making hoax calls to city rescuers that there were bombs planted in two major schools and the reprimanded the parents the boy for not taking care of their child. According to the details, Civil Judge Tahir Khan Niazi directed the father of Shaheer Sikander to submit surety bonds Rs 10,000 for the bail and observed that he could not send a student of 9th class to jail puting his future at stake.
Father of Shaheer the accused was an engineer by profession and his mother is a schoolteacher. He was accused of making calls to the rescuers on Wednesday threatening that there were bombs planted in certain schools at different localities.
Civil Lines Police traced him through the mobile phone he used and booked him under Telegraphic Act. Police sought his five days physical custody but the judge granted him bail. The judge also directed the father of the accused to submit Rs 100,000 for the surety that his son would not again indulge such kind of activities again.
Meanwhile another civil judge Irfan Saeed remanded a man arrested for suspected activities from Benazir Bhutto Airport on Thursday into the physical custody of Airport Police for three days.
Airport Security Force arrested Zahid Hussian form the airport when he was going towards domestic departure lounge while wearing a veil and jiggers. Police has booked him for criminal conspiracy and dishonesty. Police said they wanted to interrogate the accused about his other partners and motive behind his hiding himself in the veil.
In a terrorism case ATC–II Judge Sakhi Muhammad Kahot extended the physical remand of a man making threatening calls to the rescue 1122 on September 30 for five days after Sadiqabad Police obtained his one-day remand for the accused. Police arrested Abdul Wali after he was traced through his mobile phone on October 8 for making threatening calls to the rescues about carrying out suicide bombing in Rawalpindi. He has been booked under section 25-D of Telegraphic Act and terrorism.
The ATC court separately directed the Wah police to paste the wanted posters of two men allegedly involved in the twin suicide attacks outside Pakistan Ordnance Factory on August 21 and submit the report within a month.
Police had earlier obtained the arrest warrants of Daroza Khan and Muhammad Bilal Shah for their alleged role in the suicide attacks that killed over 70 people but failed to arrest the accused and sought they should be declared proclaimed offenders.
Police had been investigating from a suspected suicide bomber Hameedullah Mehsud who was arrested soon after the fatal blasts.