Karachi: Anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi today ordered early arrest of claimant, due to absence in airport attack case.

The hearing of the case was conducted at Karachi Central Jail during which, the plaintiff assistant director Airport Security Force (ASF) was absent. The court adjourned the hearing till July 13 and ordered the early detention of claimant.

At least three criminals, Sarmad Siddique, Nadeem and Asif Zaheer were arrested earlier. The ATC has forwarded the cases against these criminals, regarding possession of illegal weapons to the Sessions Court. They are also accused of having assisted the militants in the attack on the Karachi’s airport.

The Sindh home Department has requested the court to hold hearing of the case in jail, as the case is highly sensitive.