Karachi: Railway blast FIRs registered under anti-terror law
KARACHI: The Railway police have registered FIRs under anti-terror law against unidentified persons in eight districts of Sindh where more than a dozen low-intensity bomb blasts had taken place on Saturday morning along railway tracks. The cases have been registered at different railway police stations, including the Landhi Railway police station, within whose remit the blasts had taken place.
Although no casualty was reported in the 14 low-intensity explosions along the tracks, the tracks at some places were partially damaged, which disrupted rail traffic for nearly six hours. Locally made explosive devices were used in the blasts along the railway tracks in Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sanghar, Naushahro Feroz, Khairpur and Ghotki districts.
One of the cases was registered in Karachi and two each in Kotri and Hyderabad, said SSP Railways Muzaffar Shaikh.
The FIR (5/2012) under Section 3 and 4 of the Explosive Act and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act was registered at the Landhi railway police station on behalf of the state, said SHO Arbab Ali Solangi. SSP Shaikh said: “Some pamphlets were found near the blast sites inscribed with the claims by an outfit that called itself Sindhu Desh Liberation Army for the explosions.”
In past years, another senior police officer said, similar low-intensity explosions had taken place along railway tracks in different parts of the province, including Karachi, but it was the first time that 14 blasts were carried out across the province with little time difference.