Pak arrests 3 for role in Pathankot attack
ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Three suspects arrested by the Pakistani authorities for allegedly facilitating the attack on the Pathankot airbase have been remanded in the custody of the counterterrorism department (CTD) of Punjab province, according to a media report on Sunday.
The suspects — identified as Khalid Mahmood, Irshadul Haque and Muhammad Shoaib — were arrested “over suspicion that they were facilitators of the attack”, the Dawn newspaper reported.
The three men were caught by the CTD from a house they had rented near Chand Da Qila bypass, located about 10km from Gujranwala city.
On Saturday, anti-terrorism court judge Bushra Zaman gave the CTD physical remand of three suspects for six days. The suspects denied the charges.
They were taken to an “undisclosed location for investigation”, the report said.