Anti Terrorism

  • UP ATS arrests two terrorists planning to attack Varanasi during polls 27-03-2014 08:15 AM

    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 16-02-2014 07:41 AM

    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 30-01-2014 01:01 PM

    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...
  • Indian-origin woman banker arrested in UK anti-terror raid 30-01-2014 07:10 AM

    London: An Indian-origin woman banker was arrested in London as part of an ongoing anti-terrorism 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...
  • Pakistan Taliban secretly bury Hakimullah, vow bombs in revenge 02-11-2013 06:37 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan needs a new anti-terror force, says PM Sharif 18-10-2013 05:14 PM

    Emphasising that his government is firm on establishing its writ, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Friday, said a new anti-terrorism 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...
  • Asaram brought to Ahmedabad, questioned by Gujarat ATS 15-10-2013 08:34 AM

    Ahmedabad: Troubles continue for self-styled 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 Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Ahmedabad on Monday. He is...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf ordered to appear before court in Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case 30-09-2013 02:58 PM

    A Pakistani anti-terrorism 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...
  • Pakistan Cabinet passes anti-terrorism bill 20-09-2013 08:24 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan court acquits accused in Pervez Musharraf attack case for lack of evidence 19-09-2013 12:58 PM

    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...
  • Nawaz Sharif calls for an early formation of anti-terror force 14-09-2013 08:51 PM

    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...
  • 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Pakistan judicial commission's visit to India delayed by 4 days 04-09-2013 08:55 AM

    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,...
  • Sharif lifts ban on recruitment in law enforcement agencies of Pakistan 30-08-2013 05:11 PM

    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...
  • Pakistani anti-terrorism court asks govt to arrange panel's visit to Mumbai 16-08-2013 05:38 PM

    A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has directed authorities to arrange the visit of a panel of lawyers to India to cross-examine four key witnesses in the Mumbai attacks case. Judge Atiqur Rehman of the anti-terrorism court here yesterday directed the National Crisis Management Cell of the Interior Ministry to arrange the...
  • Suspected ISI agent arrested with fake currency notes 26-07-2013 09:01 PM

    Anti-terror squad of Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday arrested a suspected ISI operative and a major supplier of fake currency notes in the state from Kaiserbagh bus stand here, a senior police official said. "ATS arrested Imran Ahmed Teli alias Munna alias Aftab alias Sammer from the bus stand while...
  • Mumbai on high alert amidst terror threats, police issue advisory 22-07-2013 08:06 AM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police has sounded a high alert in the face of recent terror attacks in other parts of the country. The police have given strict instructions to malls, hospitals, schools and other public places to increase surveillance. The decision was taken after major terror threats were made to...
  • Not exploring option to set up NCTC: Shinde 09-06-2013 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: The much talked-about NCTC may be a non-starter but the government has rejected the demand of non-Congress Chief Ministers for a law to set up the anti-terror body. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said his Ministry was not exploring the option of bringing a bill in Parliament for...
  • Pak: Musharraf to be tried at his farmhouse in treason case 06-06-2013 12:40 PM

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Thursday allowed the trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for sacking and detaining dozens of judges in 2007 to be conducted at his farmhouse that has been declared a "sub-jail". The Islamabad High Court said anti-terrorism court Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi could conduct 69-year-old...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf challenges rejection of bail plea 25-05-2013 12:12 AM

    Islamabad: Former President Pervez Musharraf on Friday approached the Islamabad High Court to challenge the rejection of his bail by an anti-terrorism court in a case related to detention of judges during the 2007 emergency in Pakistan. In a petition filed through his counsel Ilyas Siddiqui, Musharraf said that, being...
  • 7/11 Mumbai blasts: Call records of 4 accused show they weren't at the spot 27-04-2013 01:18 PM

    Mumbai: There may be embarrassment for the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad in the 7/11 train serial blasts trial. The phone records of four alleged bombers have shown that they were not at the blast site when the bombs were planted. The ATS had arrested five alleged bomb planters in connection with...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf taken into police custody 19-04-2013 06:33 PM

    Islamabad: Hours after his arrest in a case related to the imposition of emergency rule in 2007, former President Pervez Musharraf was moved from his farmhouse to the police headquarters in Islamabad to fulfil the conditions of his transit remand. Musharraf, 69, was moved from the fortified farmhouse to the...
  • Anti-terrorism Squad takes headmaster on transit remand 13-04-2013 12:29 AM

    Pakur: A team of Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) on Friday took the headmaster of a school in Pakur district on transit remand in connection with a fake currency case that was registered in Gujarat five years ago. Mohammad Zaheer-ud-din Ansari, the headmaster of Hitesh Nagar Upgraded Middle School in the district,...
  • Need to dicuss NCTC issue again: Karnataka Deputy CM R Ashoka 26-02-2013 08:55 PM

    The Centre on Tuesday gave into state governments' demands and said the proposed anti-terrorism agency NCTC cannot make arrests without states' permission. ...