Anti-state activities: RAW agents’ physical remand extended

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An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday extended physical remand of two alleged agents of Indian intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), over their involvement in anti-state activities.

The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) had arrested the suspects, Saddam Hussain and Muhammad Bachal, over their alleged links with RAW.

The investigation officer requested the court to extend the physical remand of the accused in CTD’s custody as they want to proceed with further interrogation. As a result, the court accepted police’s request and extended the suspects’ remand for seven more days.

Earlier, they were in CTD’s custody as well from 18th April 2016.

According to CTD, the suspects, Saddam and Bachal working as fishermen in Pakistan were arrested from Thatta. They have confessed that they had been persuaded by another Pakistani fisherman to work for RAW as it would grant them with the permission for fishing in Indian territory.

CTD sources added, “Saddam and Bachal had also met RAW’s operatives and they were provided a camera with a task to take photos of sensitive installations of Pakistan Navy and Coast Guards in Karachi and Thatta”.