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ATC grants physical remand to Afghanistan-based kidnappers

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday granted six day physical remand for three suspects arrested for allegedly operating a terror network based in Afghanistan. The suspects named Roohullah, Mukhtar, and Naeem were presented before the ATC which granted the physical remand to the police. The suspects were arrested yesterday by the Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) unit of Sindh Police. Yesterday, DIG Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Amin Yousafzai had said the suspects were involved in the case of youth named…

Another Diamer school torched as police nab over dozen suspects

GILGIT: Another girls’ school was burnt down in Gilgit Baltistan’s Diamer district as police have ramped up operation against militants behind such brazen attacks on educational institutions.  In an exchange of fire between the security personnel and armed men, the prime suspect behind the torching of schools was killed, according to the police. The suspect was said to be also behind the killing of a policeman during a raid on a house in Tanger tehsil of Diamer. One police constable was martyred while another injured…

ACLC releases pictorial list of 100 most wanted suspects

KARACHI: Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of Sindh Police on Thursday released a list carrying names and pictures of 100 most wanted suspects, ARY News reported. Trade of snatched and stolen motorcycles has become an organised business in Karachi as a large number of people involved in this crime are on the loose. Talking to media in the megalopolis, ACLC chief SSP Asad Raza said the said suspects were involved in stealing and snatching of motorcycles. He said posters of the pictorial list were pasted at different…

Security forces kill four terrorists, arrest three suspects in Balochistan

RAWALPINDI: Security forces on Monday killed four terrorists and arrested three suspected terrorists in intelligence based operations in Ghazi mountains astride Sibi - Kohlu road and Awaran, Balochistan. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from them. In a separate operation on a terrorist hideout, explosive, weapons and ammunition including detonating cord and communication equipment were recovered, media wing of armed forces, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported. Read More: BAP leader Siraj Raisani…

Ten ultra-right suspects arrested in France over plot to attack Muslims

PARIS: Ten people with links to the radical far-right have been arrested by anti-terrorist police in France over an alleged plot to attack Muslims, judical sources said Sunday. The arrests were made Saturday in operations across France but mainly on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, the sources told AFP. The suspects had an "plan to commit a violent act targeting people of the Muslim faith," one source close to the probe said. Another source said the gang was looking to hit "targets linked to radical Islam".…

Two held for murdering Chinese national in Karachi

KARACHI: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh police claimed to have arrested two suspects allegedly involved in the murder of a Chinese national during a raid on Saturday night. A CTD official said the raid was carried out in Hyderabad on the basis of intelligence information, which led to the arrest of two suspects, while their accomplice managed to escape from the scene. He said the arrested suspects had gone into hiding following the murder of the Chinese national. They are expected to be produced before…

Jaranwala police arrest three suspects involved in rape of young boys

FAISALABAD: It has emerged that, after fresh cases of physical abuse with boys were reported in Jaranwala, police on Monday arrested three suspects who used to blackmail the victims by making their offensive videos while committing the horrific crime, ARY News reported. After videos and pictures of a number of rape victims surfaced, Jaranwala police arrested three suspects involved in the callous acts of sexual abuse with young boys.  Police said the gang comprised of five members. They would trap friends of the…

Saudi Arabia graft suspects were physically abused: report

RIYADH: Prominent Saudi Arabians held in what Riyadh dubbed an anti-corruption campaign were subjected to coercion and physical abuse, the New York Times reported Monday, describing fear and uncertainty even after their release. The newspaper said at least 17 detainees were hospitalised after facing abuse, while a Saudi general later died in custody with what witnesses said appeared to be a broken neck. Many of the 381 suspects, including princes, ministers and tycoons, remain under military surveillance and some have…

Mashal Khan lynching: PHC suspends conviction of 25 suspects, orders release

ABBOTTABAD: The Peshawar High Court circuit bench in Abbottabad on Tuesday suspended the conviction of 25 suspects in the Mashal Khan lynching case, ARY News reported. A two-judge bench gave this order on appeals filed by the suspects who were awarded three years of jail term in the case by an anti-terrorism court. The bench also ordered their release on bail. Mashal, 23, a student at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) in Mardan, was beaten and shot to death on April 13 by an unruly mob instigated by rumours that he…

Acquittal of 26 suspects in Mashal Khan lynching case challenged

PESHAWAR: An appeal challenging the acquittal of 26 suspects in the Mashal Khan lynching case was filed in the Peshawar High Court on Wednesday. The appeal, filed by Aimal Khan, the victim's brother, requests the high court to set aside the trial court February 7 verdict, which ordered release of 26 suspects for want of evidence. It argues that the ATC erroneously acquitted the suspects as there were sufficient incriminating evidences against them, which it failed to take into consideration while deciding the case.…