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Islamabad chief commissioner finalised six terrorism cases for the military courts

15 January, 2015

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ISLAMABAD: A four-member committee constituted by the Islamabad chief commissioner has finalised six terrorism cases for trial by the military courts.

The team comprised deputy commissioner, SSP Islamabad, district attorney and DSP prosecution.

The committee after examining the investigation reports and evidence in a case will send it to the military courts, the sources said.

So far eight high-profile cases have been sent to the committee for examination, they added.

At least 45 incidents of terrorism took place in the capital since 2000, in which 263 people, including security personnel were killed and 944 injured.

The police arrested 103 alleged terrorists who were involved in 31 attacks.

A senior police officer said that the cases included attacks on Nato terminals at Dhoke Paracha on June 9, 2010 and Jeddah Town on October 4, 2010.

Ten people were killed and 12 injured in the two incidents.

The investigators arrested 11 terrorists in connection with the attacks, he added.

Former minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder case has also been selected for trial by the military courts, the police officer said.

The police had arrested two accused involved in the attack on the minister on March 2, 2011. The suicide attack on Ali Masjid at Bhara Kahu has also been selected for trial by the military courts, the officer said.

The investigators arrested six alleged terrorists who were involved in the attack which took place on August 9, 2013, he added.

The murder case of Federal Investigation Agency’s prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar may also be sent to the military courts, the police officer said.

The prosecutor was ambushed in Sector G-9 on May 3, 2013 in which he and a woman were killed.

The investigators arrested three alleged terrorists for their involvement in the attack.

Another police officer said that paper work in six cases had been completed which were being sent to the interior ministry for trial in the military courts.

Replying to a question, the officer said it was now up to the ministry when it forwarded the case to the military courts.

When contacted, Inspector General of Police Tahir Alam Khan confirmed that six high-profile terrorism cases had been selected by the capital police for trial by the military courts.

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