Rawalpindi: POF suicide bombing case ATC directs police to submit challan of accused
RAWALPINDI: Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) No–II headed by Judge Sakhi Muhammad Kahoot on Monday adjourned hearing into Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) suicide bombing case till October 23 and directed police to submit challan of the accused, Hameedullah Mehsood of South Waziristan Agency, during next hearing. When the hearing started, the Adiala Jail authorities did not produce accused before the court. The judge taking serious note of it strictly directed the authorities to produce the accused.
Upon this, after half an hour the accused was produced before the court amid tight security in armoured personnel carrier (APC) while the Elite Force personnel guarded the courtroom.
Wah Cantonment police had arrested the accused soon after the suicide bombings at POF on August 21 that killed more than 75 people and injured over 100. The police kept the accused in custody for 27 days for investigation.
On the information obtained from the accused, police recovered suicide vests, hand grenades and other explosives from the limits of Akora Khattak Police Station.
Terror suspects case: Meanwhile, the ATC No–II on Monday adjourned hearing into a case against three terror suspects who were arrested by Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Crime Circle when they were allegedly plotting to attack police offices.
Kahoot adjourned hearing into the case till October 18 and directed FIA to submit challans of the suspects including Khurum Ishtiaq, a resident of Muslim Town Rawalpindi, Ghulam Mustafa, a resident of Kallar Syedan and Shamim Alam, a resident of South Waziristan Agency.