ANTI TERRORISM

  • Pakistan: Draft amendments for trial of militants presented to Nawaz Sharif Yesterday

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was presented with the first draft of constitutional and legal amendments for trial of hardcore terrorists and enemy combatants as he ordered the activation of a dormant anti-terror body to fight the menace on Saturday. The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the committee to...
  • Arrest warrants issued against Pakistan Taliban chief, 7 others December 20, 2014

    Karachi: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against eight persons, including Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, for the brazen terrorist assault on Karachi airport in June. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi issued the arrest warrants against Fazlullah, former TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and six others. The court...
  • PM Modi to address annual DGP conference today, lay down policy on terror, security issues November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay down policy on terror and international security issues during the second day of the 49th All India DGPs and IGPs conference in Guwahati on Sunday. The meet comes in the wake of the recent arrest of an ISIS terrorist from Mumbai and also...
  • Top policemen killed in 26/11 attacks as they did not have proper arms: Bombay High Court November 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Advising the Maharashtra Government to revise its weapon policy every three years, the Bombay High Court observed that high ranking police officers lost their lives during the brazen 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks because the arms they possessed were not appropriate. The observation was made by a division bench on...
  • On 26/11 anniversary, PM Modi asserts the need to combat terrorism November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: On the sixth anniversary of the deadly 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asserted the need to combat terrorism. "Today is a day to reaffirm our commitment to work together to combat the menace of terror & uproot it from the face of humankind," he...
  • Britain hires dyslexic spies in antiterror campaign September 21, 2014

    London: Britain's main surveillance agency is employing over 100 afflicted with dyslexia and dyspraxia as spies in the country's fight against terror. The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), referred to as the UK's listening post, uses the ability of these "neurodiverse" spies to analyse complex information in a "dispassionate, logical and analytical"...
  • Chinese province sets up antiterror law society September 20, 2014

    Beijing: An antiterrorism law society, one of the few in China specialising in the study of antiterrorism law, was established on Saturday in China's Yunnan province. Based in the law school of Yunnan University, the organisation is expected to become a government think tank, Xinhua quoted society head Qiao Hanrong as...
  • Pakistan court requested to hold 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trial by videolink September 10, 2014

    Lahore: Prosecution lawyers today filed an application in a Pakistani antiterrorism court requesting it to conduct the trial of the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case through videolink. The prosecution lawyers filed the application in the AntiTerrorism Court in Rawalpindi, urging it to hold the trial through videolink, sources...
  • Killings by China antiterror police raise concerns September 8, 2014

    Beijing: When attackers from China's minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top stateappointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them. When security forces led a raid...
  • Maharashtra: Lowintensity blast in Kolhapur, 1 injured August 24, 2014

    Kolhapur/Mumbai: A roadside vendor suffered minor injuries in a lowintensity blast on the outskirts of Kolhapur town in western Maharashtra on Saturday night, police said. The explosion occurred near a food cart close to Shahu toll plaza, a senior police officer said in Mumbai. As per preliminary information, the bomblike device...
  • Pune blast: CCTV footage obtained from parking lot where explosives were kept July 30, 2014

    Pune: The AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) has obtained a CCTV footage from the parking lot from where the police bike carrying explosives had been stolen. The July 10 Pune blast case had left 5 injured. Though it was a low intensity blast in the heart of the city, the terror angle...
  • Minor explosion in Pune, three injured July 10, 2014

    Pune:A minor explosion took place outside the Faraskhana police station in Pune on Thursday in which three people have been injured. Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad was at the spot and has called it a lowintensity explosion. "It is a low intensity explosion. Either something kept in the dicky of a bike...
  • UK mosques launch antiterror campaign June 29, 2014

    London: To check radicalisation, mosques across Britain have joined hands to call on young Muslims citizens to stay away from the civil war in Syria. Imams involved in the nationwide antiterror campaign are instead encouraging donations to Syrian cause through legitimate charities. Their message coincides with the holy month of...
  • Malegaon blasts: Maharashtra govt denied permission to prosecute policemen, CBI tells Indore court May 23, 2014

    The CBI, which probed the mysterious disappearance of Dilip Patidar, a witness in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, on Thursday filed a report before the court in Indore, recommending closure of the case as Maharashtra authorities did not give permission to prosecute two accused officers. The 17page report, filed before the...
  • SIMI operative Gulrez provided help to terroraccused Abu Faisal: ATS April 28, 2014

    Gulrez, an alleged operativeof the banned outfit Students Islamic Movement of India who was arrested on Sunday from Bhopal railway station area, had provided help to the terroraccused Abu Faisal, a senior officer of the Madhya Pradesh AntiTerrorism Squad said. Faisal was recently rearrested from Barwani, while Gulrez was arrested near...
  • Rajasthan ATS gets custody of IM terror suspect April 21, 2014

    Main terror suspect of Indian Mujahideen's Jodhpur module Mohammad Sakib Ansari was on Monday remanded in 10 days' custody of Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). Sakib was produced before the additional Chief judicial magistrate's court in Jodhpur by the Rajasthan ATS, which had taken his custody from Delhi Police (Special Cell) and...
  • UP ATS arrests two terrorists planning to attack Varanasi during polls March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In what can be a major breakthrough, two alleged fidayeen terrorists have been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad in Gorakhpur. They were reportedly on their way to Ayodhya from Gorakhpur. According to the UP ATS, the arrested terrorists are Pakistani nationals. The ATS said that the...
  • Rakesh Maria appointed as new Police Commissioner of Mumbai February 16, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Saturday got a new police commissioner. Senior IPS officer Rakesh Maria, who was the head of the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad was appointed as Mumbai Police Commissioner on Saturday. The post became vacant after former police commisisoner Satyapal Singh resigned in January to join the...
  • 2009 fake currency case: NIA court gives life term to six convicts January 30, 2014

    Mumbai: All six convicts in the fake currency case have been awarded life sentence by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court. The six people Abdul Shaikh, Mohammed Aizul, Ravi Dhiren Gosh Nooruddin Bari, Mohammed Samad and Aizul Shaikh had been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of...
  • Indianorigin woman banker arrested in UK antiterror raid January 30, 2014

    London: An Indianorigin woman banker was arrested in London as part of an ongoing antiterrorism operation in the city. Kuntal Patel, who works at Barclays Bank in Canary Wharf, has reportedly been under arrest since Sunday after her home in east London was raided by the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command. She...
  • Pakistan Taliban secretly bury Hakimullah, vow bombs in revenge November 2, 2013

    Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader early on Saturday after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while vowing a wave of suicide bombs in revenge. The Pakistani government denounced the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud as a US bid to derail planned peace...
  • Pakistan needs a new antiterror force, says PM Sharif October 18, 2013

    Emphasising that his government is firm on establishing its writ, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Friday, said a new antiterrorism force is needed to confront target killers and extortionists. Presiding over a meeting on the law and order situation in Lahore the capital of the central Punjab province, he said...
  • Asaram brought to Ahmedabad, questioned by Gujarat ATS October 15, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Troubles continue for selfstyled godman Asaram who has been produced before a special judge in Gandhinagar on Tuesday in connection with the sexual assault case against him. The police could ask for his remand. Asaram was grilled by the Gujarat AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) in Ahmedabad on Monday. He is...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf ordered to appear before court in Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case September 30, 2013

    A Pakistani antiterrorism court on Monday issued warrants for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to appear before it in connection with the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case. During the hearing of the case in Quetta, former Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao and former provincial Home Minister Mir Shoaib Nowsherwani appeared in the...
  • Pakistan Cabinet passes anti-terrorism bill September 20, 2013

    Pakistan's cabinet on Friday approved an amended anti-terrorism bill, empowering law enforcement agencies in the country to effectively handle terror-related cases, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported. The bill was passed in a cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The bill, yet to be tabled in parliament for approval,...
  • Pakistan court acquits accused in Pervez Musharraf attack case for lack of evidence September 19, 2013

    A Pakistani national, accused of attacking a convoy of former president Gen Pervez Musharraf in 2003, has been acquitted by an anti-terrorism court due to lack of evidence. Rana Faqir Hussain was arrested on December 8, 2005, and was taken into custody along with his 13 family members, including a six-month-old...
  • Nawaz Sharif calls for an early formation of anti-terror force September 14, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday called for the early formation of anti-terrorism force (ATF) while describing it as the need of the hour. Speaking during a briefing about the (ATF) in Islamabad, Nawaz also directed the authorities to keep him informed on a daily basis about the progress in...
  • 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Pakistan judicial commission's visit to India delayed by 4 days September 4, 2013

    A Pakistani judicial commission's visit to India to cross-examine key witnesses in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case was on Tuesday delayed by four days due to the non-availability of flights. "We were supposed to leave on September 7 but the PIA flight on that day has been cancelled. Hence, we...
  • Sharif lifts ban on recruitment in law enforcement agencies of Pakistan August 30, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted a ban on recruitment in all law enforcement agencies and ordered the creation of a new counter-terrorism force in Punjab province on Friday. Sharif issued the directives while chairing a meeting to frame measures to counter terrorism in the country. He said he wanted recruitment...
  • Pakistani antiterrorism court asks govt to arrange panel's visit to Mumbai August 16, 2013

    A Pakistani antiterrorism court has directed authorities to arrange the visit of a panel of lawyers to India to crossexamine four key witnesses in the Mumbai attacks case. Judge Atiqur Rehman of the antiterrorism court here yesterday directed the National Crisis Management Cell of the Interior Ministry to arrange the...