CTD requests case of Chinese consulate attack to be closed

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KARACHI: After failing to find any evidence or arresting those responsible for the attack on the Chinese consulate in November, the counter-terrorism department (CTD) on Saturday submitted a report before the anti-terrorism courts (ATC) administrative judge while requesting the case to be closed and declared as A-Class.

According to the report, the terrorists involved in the attack were carrying a flag of the Balochistan Liberation Army’s (BLA) flag.

After viewing the report, the administrative judge transferred the case to ATC-2 for further hearing.

According to the details in the report, BLA was running terror and violence related content on its social media pages, however, no arrest has been made, slain terrorist Abdur Razzaq’s national identity card (NIC) and Balochistan agriculture department cards were recovered from the crime site and the Balochistan government was requested for his criminal record but there was no response on the matter.

Further, four kalashnikovs, two improvised explosive devices (IED), detonators, hand grenades, bullets and other explosive materials were also found from the crime site.

The report also adds that Aslam alias Achoo has been mentioned as not been arrested.

In response to the court’s inquiry behind the reason for failing to arrest Achoo, the investigation officer said that there were rumours that the culprit had been killed in Afghanistan.

Moreover, Baloch nationalist leader Khair Bukhsh Marri’s son, Hyrbyair Marri, is in the list of those accused, along with Rehman Gul Commander Sheikho, Commander Munshu, Commander Sherol and others.