Rawalpindi: Remand of Marriott bombing accused extended
RAWALPINDI: Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) No II Judge Sakhi Muhammad Kahoot on Friday granted to police four-day extension in physical remand of four suspected terrorists allegedly involved in Marriott bombing and adjourned hearing of the case till November 4. The suspects included Dr Usman son of Shahjahan, a resident of Islamabad, Rana Ilyas son of Rana Muhammad, a resident of Faisalabad, Muhammad Hameed Afzal son of Muhammad Afzal, a resident of Toba Tek Singh and Tahseen Ullah Khan son of Kafait Ullah Khan, a resident of Hayyatabad, Peshawar.
The Secretariat police had arrested them for their alleged involvement in the deadly attack on Marriott Hotel on September 20 that killed 54 people including some foreigners and injured 266.
Police presented the suspects before the court amid tight security after a seven-day physical remand. Investigation Officer (IO) Altaf Aziz Khattak informed the court that the suspects were very clever and not revealing the exact information during investigation. He said police had to trace the origin of dumper explosive material and other accomplices of the accused yet. He sought 10-day extension in physical remand of the suspects. The judge granted an extension of four-day in the physical remand and adjourned the court till November 4.