Six held in Pakistan in connection with Shahzad's links

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Islamabad, May 21 (ANI): Six people have been taken into custody in Pakistan for their alleged links with Time Square Plot suspect, Faisal Shahzad case.

Sources told Geo News that six suspected persons have been arrested from different cities in connection with Shahzad case.

Sources said that Pakistani law enforcement agencies are investigating these men, and added any information obtained from them would be shared with the United States.

Earlier, a Manhattan Federal Court has denied bail to failed Shahzad, as his court-appointed defence lawyer did not challenge the prosecution's plea of him being kept in custody through the trial.

Shahzad appeared in the court for the first time since his arrest nearly two weeks ago in connection with the May 1 botched Times Square bombing plot. He did not plead before the court following which the next hearing was scheduled for June 1.

Shahzad, who was nabbed while trying to flee to Dubai after parking a explosive laden SUV in the crowded Times Square, has been charged on five counts, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and trying to kill and maim people. He faces life in prison if convicted.

During the nine-minute long hearing Shahzad kept silent and expressionless as the judge read the charges labelled against him. He spoke only once to say that statements about his finances ere correct. (ANI)

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