Six guards sent on judicial remand

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The Islamabad district judge on Saturday sent six security guards, who were arrested from Red Zone on charges of spying for diplomats, to Adiala Jail on 14-day judicial remand.
On Saturday, Secretariat Police produced the accused before the court of Civil Judge Usman Ali Awan who sent all the accused on 14-day judicial remand.
The police arrested six security guards on Friday who were deputed at Canadian and Australian High Commissions on the charges of providing information to diplomats about the relatives of missing persons’ camp in front of the Parliament House. They were seen talking to missing persons’ families and then making calls through mobile phones to their ‘bosses’. Their interaction with missing persons’ families and their keen interest in them alerted the officials of intelligence agencies who started vigilance and finally found them involved in sharing information with someone.
The officials of intelligence agencies asked the police to proceed against the suspects. On this, the police approached the suspects and interrogated them on the spot for their activities, however, the guards failed to satisfy them.
Later, the police shifted the accused to Secretariat Police Station and registered an FIR under section 124/120.
Talking to Pakistan Today, police investigators told that during investigations it was established that guards were trapped by the diplomats. They deputed them at Parade Ground as part of security arrangements for the houses under the use of high commission located outside the diplomatic enclave.
During investigations, they revealed that they provided information to the diplomats regarding missing persons and their future strategy. However, they shared information just to inform the diplomats about the security situation on the roads so that they could move easily, they further said. The detained guards were identified as Aurangzeb, Saeed Ahmed, Munawar Hussain, Abdul Qayoom, Ghazanfar Ali and Wazir Hussain. They are associated with two private security companies. A senior police officer told Pakistan Today that Islamabad police have decided to write a letter to the interior ministry for cancellation of licenses of the said security companies. He said apparently guards were seen innocent but their companies did not train them while deputing them with the embassies.