Rangers detain seven suspects for 90 days

KARACHI: The Pakistan Rangers on Tuesday produced seven suspects before Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) and informed it about their 90-day preventive detention for questioning.

The personnel of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, along with their counsel, produced Khurram alias Moochar, Mahmood, Shahid alias Kala, Mubin, Zubair alias Haandi, Kashif alias Maachaa and Mohammad Shahid before the court amid tight security. According to the Rangers, the suspects were involved in offences related to targeted killings, extortion and kidnapping for ransom.

They allegedly belong to a political party and were arrested from Ranchore Line area. The Rangers claimed to have also recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from their possession.

The court allowed the paramilitary force to detain the suspects for 90 days for interrogation, considering legal provisions of section 11EEEE (1) of ATA. The paramilitary force has the authority to detain suspects for the period of three moths for questioning under section 11EEEE (1) of ATA.

The production of the suspects with relevant documents was made in compliance with section 11EEEE (3) of ATA for the information and record of the court.