Karachi: ‘Bomb-maker’ remanded for 7 days
KARACHI: An anti–terrorism court (ATC) on Monday granted physical remand of an activist of a banned outfit, Laskhar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), who was wounded when a bomb he was preparing exploded in an apartment in the Patel Para area.
Police say the blast killed three other LeJ activists—Mateenuddin, Subhan and Naeem. The ATC–III was informed that Imran alias Amir and his accomplices were trying to link an improvised explosive device with a wireless detonator when someone hit a wrong button.
The third-floor residential apartment was partially destroyed in the explosion that occurred on July 20. Amir, who suffered serious wounds and was brought to court in an ambulance, is being provided medical treatment on a court order.
The court allowed the keeping of the accused in the custody of the Jamshed Quarters police for a week for interrogation.
Police said the accused had rented the apartment for Rs18,000 a month and wanted to use bombs on the Yaum-e- Ali (AS). According to CID SSP Raja Umar Khatab, Amir revealed during an initial interrogation that all the alleged terrorists belonged to the Asif Ramzi group of the LeJ.