Pak court extends judicial remand of mosque attack suspects

Last Updated: Monday, June 28, 2010 - 18:18

Lahore: A court on Monday refused to grant
further physical remand for two men accused of attacking
Ahmedi mosques in this eastern Pakistani city, which claimed
95 lives, and sent them on judicial remand for two weeks.

The anti-terrorism court also adjourned the hearing of
the case against the two men till July 12.

The accused Moaz alias Amir Muavia and Abdullah
were nabbed by members of the minority Ahmedi sect during an
attack on a mosque in Lahore on May 28.

Two other terrorists who attacked another Ahmedi
mosque died during the assault.

Ninety-five people were killed in the attacks.
As Moaz`s accomplices had made a dramatic bid to free
him when he was being treated at Jinnah Hospital here, both
the accused were brought to court today amidst stringent

The hearing lasted 35 minutes. Police presented
evidence against the men to the court and sought further
physical remand.

However, this was summarily declined by the court.
Investigations have revealed that the accused belong
to southern part of Punjab province and had received training
in South Waziristan tribal region from the banned
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, police officials said.

The accused told investigators that they had done
nothing wrong as killing Ahmedis "is a good deed" because they
are considered worse than infidels, the officials said.


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First Published: Monday, June 28, 2010 - 18:18

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