ATC remands 10 activists of IS in Sialkot

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SIALKOT: An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) has remanded 10 activists of IS and three of a local banned organization in the custody of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in two separate cases here on Friday.

On Thursday, the CTD had arrested these suspects from a mosque-cum-religious seminary allegedly being run by the defunct militant organization Jaish-e-Muhammad in village Mundey ki  Goraya Daska.

ATC judge Ch Imtiaz Ahmed also ordered the officials of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to ensure the submission of the challans of the both of the cases registered against these suspects before the ATC till January 25, 2016 for starting their trail.

The anti-terrorism court (ATC) remanded three activists of Jaish e Muhammad (JeM) for three days in the CTD custody. They had been arrested after recovery of objectionable material promoting terrorism.

Earlier, the CTD personnel had produced the suspects before the anti terrorism court in Gujranwala amidst tight security and sought physical remand of the accused.

The CTD personnel told the ATC that the challans of the cases registered against these suspects would be completed soon.

In another strange case, police earlier said they had arrested at least three people on charges of abducting a cat belonging to a female Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) activist.

The owner claimed the cat was extremely precious and worth around Rs 0.2 million, the spokesperson said. The complainant said her cat was famous as it had participated in PTI’s 126-day long sit-in at D-Chowk in Islamabad in 2014, he said.

The police initially refused to register a case but did so after she moved a petition in a local court. Samanabad police station SHO confirmed the case and arrests of the accused, saying the case was still under investigation.

Imtiaz Asif, a resident of Nisar Colony area of Faisalabad, moved an application alleging her neighbors and their uncle had ‘abducted’ her cat, a police spokesperson said.

On the other hand, the accused had denied stealing the cat of the PTI’s activist, saying they were being victimized by the complainant because she holds a political grudge against them.

The PTI’s activist said that the police initially refused to register a case but did so after she moved a petition in a local court. Samanabad police station SHO confirmed the case and arrests of the accused, saying the case was still under investigation.

Traffic police have decided to establish special counters at tehsil level for issuing computerized driving licenses in Sialkot district. Chief Traffic Officer Irfan Tariq Khan disclosed this while addressing a meeting of traffic police officials. DSPs Sialkot Waseem Akhtar and Malik Naveed Ahmed also attended the meeting.

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