Remand of 3 FCS employees extended


KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday extended the physical remand of three Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS) employees on their alleged involvement in extortion and funding to separatist militants of Baluchistan.

The FCS employees, Saeed Baloch who is also the general secretary of NGO Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum, Mahar Bukhsh and Dil Murad, were produced before the administrative judge of ATC after expiry of their seven day remand in police’s custody.

The Investigation Officer of police requested the court to extend the remand of the accused in their custody as they are further required for interrogation. The court accepted the police’s request and extended suspects’ remand in Kalri police’s custody for the period of seven days.

According to the investigators, the suspects were involved in funding Lyari gangsters and separatist militants of Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA).

Earlier, the suspects had spent 90-day in Rangers’ preventive detention over their alleged involvement in offences falling under Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997. The paramilitary force handed over them to police last week.