KARACHI: (Aftab Channa) An anti-terrorism court granted bail to three suspects – associated with outlawed organization – in the Karachi airport attack case.
Sarmad Siddiqui, Asif Zaheer and Nadeem alias Burger were arrested by Sindh police for allegedly providing logistical and financial support to 10 attackers, who stormed Jinnah International Airport, Karachi in June 2014.
The court granted them bail against a surety of Rs1 million each because of ‘botched up’ investigation into the case. It said they were not required in another case, should be set free.
Around 19 cases were registered against 10 unidentified militants at airport police station under the Explosive Substance Act and the Sindh Arms Act, 2013. The head of the proscribed Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Mullah Fazlullah, and the then spokesman Shahidullah Shahid were also named in the main case
The main case (87/14) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 (attempted murder), 353 (criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 427 (mischief casing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 435 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage, etc), 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc), 109 (abetment) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code and 4/5 of the Explosive Substances Act read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.