Bomb scare at Pakistan Supreme Court
Last Updated: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 18:21
  
Islamabad: Security agencies in Pakistan have cordoned off the Supreme Court building and the adjacent house of President Asif Ali Zardari after a bomb threat letter found at the court complex.

The letter was spotted by a cameraman of a private TV channel at Supreme Court car parking on Thursday which sent the cops into a frenzy as they combed the sprawling complex.

The letter said that the court complex and President's house, which are next to each other, would be bombed "on 26th or 27th August", the Dawn newspaper reported.

It was signed by two persons Samundar Khan and Usman Khan who claimed a bomb had already been planted with police with the connivance of Islamabad police whom they had paid Rs 2.5 million.

The bomb disposal squad, sniffer dogs and the Quick Response Unit, were called in and the area was cordoned off.

But after two hours of search the site was declared safe.

But not letting their guard down, the security and intelligence agencies are maintaining 24 hour vigil. As part of the stepped up vigil, police have posted snipers around the complex and converted the area into a no-go zone.

Meanwhile, the Secretariat police station has registered a case.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 14:35


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