Police arrest key suspect in Justice Baqar assassination attempt

Published October 15, 2014
The suspect is believed to have planned 2013 bombing which killed nine and injured senior SHC judge Justice Maqbool Baqar.— File photo
The suspect is believed to have planned 2013 bombing which killed nine and injured senior SHC judge Justice Maqbool Baqar.— File photo

KARACHI: Security agencies in Karachi on Wednesday arrested the key suspect behind the deadly June 2013 bombing which killed nine people and injured senior Sindh High Court (SHC) judge Justice Maqbool Baqar, DawnNews reported.

According to sources, the suspect – who is believed to have masterminded the attack on the senior judge – was taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

SHC judge Baqir has a reputation for honesty and also served as a judge in special anti-terrorism courts set up in the country to pass down quick punishments to convicted terrorists.

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed attacking the senior SHC judge for his "anti-Taliban and anti-mujahideen decisions".

Meanwhile, police conducted a search operation in Afghan Basti near Suhrab Goth after an intelligence tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the locality.

Special police commandos, who were also taking part in the operation, blocked all exits out of the area before conducting the search.

Police has taken a few suspects in custody for further interrogation.

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