Preedy police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a suspect from the outskirts of Karachi who had allegedly made a hoax call, claiming to have planted a bomb inside the Sindh High Court building.
Senior Superintendent Police South Javed Akbar Riaz said police arrested the suspect Pir Bux from Sawan Goth in Gadap Town.
The initial investigations suggest that the suspect had made the call “as a joke” and had never thought that he would be arrested for his act.
The SSP told media that the detained suspect was familiar with the SHC building as his elder brother had suffered imprisonment for two years over charges of murder.
“He might have faced an adverse attitude at the court,” opined Javed Akbar Riaz, adding that so far the detained suspect’s affiliation with any group has not been found.
The police’s Madadgar-15 had received a call at around 2:50pm on November 3 from a mobile phone about the presence of the bomb. The law enforcers rushed to the spot and declared the court as safe after a thorough search conducted by the Bomb Disposal Squad.