Lahore: Warrants for harbouring terrorist
LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday issued arrest warrants for Qari Ghulam Muhammad, an accused of harbouring the alleged terrorists involved in the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team.
The court ordered the authorities concerned to ensure the arrest of the accused and produce him on the next hearing on August 17. Police accused Qari Ghulam Muhmmad of harbouring the terror suspects who had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team. He was arrested by police but had secured a bail. On Thursday, the accused did not join the case proceedings which held at jail. At this, the court issued arrest warrants for him. As per case details, six Sri Lankan players, including Mahela Jayawaredene, Kumar Sangakara, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera, Tharanga Paranavitana and Chaminda Vaas had sustained injuries during the lethal attack. Six escorting policemen were also killed in the attack.
Earlier, police had arrested Abdul Wahab alias Umer and Zubair alias Naik Muhammad. As per police investigation report, terror suspects had a plan to take the cricket team hostage to get the arrested commanders of the TTP released.
Later, the accused were arrested on the tip-off provided by already arrested two terrorists Zubair alias Naik Muhammad and Abdul Wahab. However, the Anti-terrorism Court had granted bail to three accused, namely Malik Abdul Rehman, Javed Anwar and Ubaidullah, allegedly involved in attack.