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ATC directs CTD to submit Chinese consulate attack report

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday directed the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to submit a report on Jan 24 pertaining to the Chinese Consulate attack, ARY News reported.

During the hearing, the court questioned CTD investigation officer reasons for listing the case in the A-class category. The A-class reports pertain to cases in which accused persons are unknown or untraceable.

“Why there had been no efforts to arrest the attackers”, the court questioned.

In response, the investigation officers said the attackers had not been apprehended yet. The current report furnished by the CTD in court stated there were reports that Aslam Achu, mastermind of the Chinese Consulate attack, had been killed. However this cannot be confirmed.

India sponsored the Chinese Consulate attack: Karachi police chief

The court also expressed displeasure over no mention of the name of superintendent of police in the current report. The ATC also directed the CTD to furnish report by making necessary insertions.

On Friday, Karachi police chief Ameer Sheikh said the law enforcement agency had apprehended a number of suspects in connection to the Nov 23 attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi. He claimed that the probe revealed an Indian hand behind the high-profile attack.

Making this revelation at a presser on Jan 11, Sheikh said the three terrorists who stormed the embassy stayed at a house in Baldia Town  along with their four facilitators who have now been arrested.

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