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Student arrested in connection with KU blast released

Bebgar Imdad was a student at NUML Islamabad. Source: Twitter.

ISLAMABAD: Security agencies have released a Baloch student taken into custody in connection with a suicide blast at the University of Karachi.

Bebgar Imdad, a seventh-semester student at NUML Islamabad, was picked up by security agencies on April 27 from Punjab University (PU), where he was visiting a relative. A video showed him being dragged into a black vehicle and being taken away.

Baloch Council activists had staged a sit-in outside the PU vice-chancellor’s office demanding Imdad’s release. Other civil rights activists also joined calling for the student’s release. They have now announced to end the sit-in after his release.

Earlier, a petition seeking Imdad’s recovery was filed by his cousin in the Lahore High Court. The city police had submitted a report to the LHC on the court’s directives confirming the student’s arrest.

The court was informed by the city police that the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) had arrested Imdad in connection with the KU blast. 

It said PU chief security officer retired Colonel Abdullah was contacted by the Lahore police for verification of an application filed against the alleged abduction. The report said the security officer had assisted the police team in arresting Imdad.

The counsel for the petitioner had raised various legal questions on the arrest and transfer of Imdad from Lahore to Karachi. He said that not just the arrest but his shifting to Karachi without seeking a transit remand from a court of law was illegal.



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