Karachi prison break: Jail superintendent, 11 others to appear before ATC


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KARACHI: Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested 12 suspects, including Central Jail’s superintendent, for their alleged negligence in the escape of two terrorists.

The arrested suspects will be presented before the Anti-Terrorism Court for their remand.

To help terror suspects is also terrorism, said the CTD.

Jail authorities had formed a weak case against the responsible police officers and personnel, according to the CTD.

The police officers showed criminal negligence and lack of interest while investigating the terror suspects, who managed to escape, alleged CTD.

Earlier, CTD had registered a case against 12 suspects under clauses of Anti-Terrorism Act.

Late Wednesday night, two members of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Sheikh Muhammad Arif Firon and Ahmed Khan Arif Manako, managed to escape Karachi’s Central Jail.

The two under-trial prisoners were present in the jail’s judicial complex for a hearing when they managed to escape, said an official. The two suspects were arrested by the CTD in 2013 over their involvement in dozens of targeted killings.

On Friday, it was revealed that the inmates escaped from Karachi’s Central Jail’s adjoining judicial complex and changed their appearance in the judge’s bathroom.

Originally Posted on Geo


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