Rawalpindi: Marriott attack case: ATC declares 3 terror suspects proclaimed offenders
RAWALPINDI: Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) No I Judge ChaudhryHabiburRehman on Friday declared three terror suspects of Marriott attack case proclaimed offenders (POs), issued their perpetual warrants and put off the hearing till January 21, 2009. The court is trying four suspects including Dr Usman, son of Shahjahan, a resident of Islamabad; RanaIlyas, son of Rana Muhammad, a resident of Faisalabad; Muhammad HameedAfzal, son of Muhammad Afzal, a resident of Toba Tek Singh and Tehseen Ullah Jan, son of Kafiat Ullah Jan of Hayatabad, Peshawar to determine their alleged involvement in Marriott attack.
The law–enforcement agencies presented the suspects before the court amid tight security. They were brought to the court from Adiala Jail in armored personnel carriers (APCs). The anti terrorists squad personnel were guarding the courtroom and reporters were not allowed to cover the court proceedings.
Secretariat Police Station Assistant Sub–Inspectors (ASIs) Muhammad Haroon and Said Khan on Friday informed the court that three more suspects including Muhammad Ishfaq, Muhammad Imran and Ibrarud Din had disappeared from their hometowns and were in hide to avoid investigations.
They informed the court that they had served arrest warrants on the accused and pasted stickers to surrender in their particular areas, but they were not presenting themselves for arrest. They prayed the court to declare them POs.
The court declared the three suspects POs, ordered confiscation of their moveable and immoveable property and issued their perpetual warrants.