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Police told to arrest all absconders in terrorism cases

Police told to arrest all absconders in terrorism cases

KARACHI: Justice Amir Hani Muslim of the Supreme Court, who is also the monitoring judge for the antiterrorism courts in Sindh, on Saturday directed the police to make all-out efforts to track down and arrest the absconding persons in terrorism cases.

Presiding over a meeting to review the performance of the ATCs at the Karachi registry of the apex court, he also directed the provincial authorities to complete within three months the construction works of the building for housing ATCs on the premises of the Karachi central prison.

The meeting was attended by Senior Puisne Judge of the Sindh High Court Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Administrative Judge of the ATCs Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, Advocate General Fatah Malik, Sindh Prosecutor General Shahadat Awan and officials of the police, home and finance departments.

The prosecutor general informed the meeting that as many as 1,104 accused persons, declared absconders and proclaimed offenders in terrorism-related cases, were still untraceable by police.

He said that the police failed to arrest the absconding persons despite the availability of record and relevant documents of the absconders.

Published in Dawn, December 13th, 2015

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