Agencies to grill Lal Masjid students
ISLAMABAD, July 5(The News): Lal Masjid students who surrendered to the authorities on Wednesday,
would be grilled by intelligence agencies before they are handed over to the
police authorities for sending them to their hometowns, it is learnt.
Majority of the unarmed students have been shifted to Adiala jail for
'debriefing' session, official sources said. Superintendent jail,
Shahid Beg, also confirmed receiving the Lal Masjid students in bulk but said
that only the male students have been handed over to them.
government's decision of sending them to jail without implicating in criminal
offences may create legal problems for it, Beg said they had not been put behind
bars but kept in the school located in jail premises.
privy to the development said they would be grilled in the manner the Guantanamo
Bay returnees were done so to furnish their profile reports and keep record of
the Taliban-minded elements in the society.
A team of psychiatrists
would also conduct their psychological examination in order to check their
tendency of militancy. In the light of this examination, the government is
likely to map out a plan for their rehabilitation so to bring them into the
mainstream, the officials said.
It has been learnt that the intelligence
officials would interrogate them in order to know about the inside activities of
Lal Masjid and the kind of militancy taught there as well as the future plan of
the clerics. Besides they would be asked about the frequent visitors of the
Masjid's top clerics and the training camps, if there were any.
exercise is being carried out amid strong impression that Masjid's
administration has close links with the Taliban spreading their ideology in NWFP
and tribal areas. These students would be kept under watch by their relevant
police stations in future so to keep a vigil on their activities and the links
with their 'alma mater', it has been further learnt.
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|Updated: 14 Oct, 2014|