Karachi: Six accused of burning police station remanded
KARACHI: Administrative Judge (AJ) for Anti Terrorism Courts (ATCs) of Karachi division Justice Khawaja Naveed Ahmed remanded on Monday six accused to the custody of the investigation police of Murad Memon Goth Police Station, Gadap Town, till January 15.
Accused Muhammad Aslam, Munir Hussain, Muhammad Umer, Ali Sher, Muhammad Sudhir and Ghulam Rasool were booked and produced before the AJ by the police on charges of torching their station, looting official weapons, and damaging public and private property. Investigation Officer Inspector Dilawar Hussain stated in the remand papers that
The police officials who were present in the station kept a 2,000 to 2,500-men strong mob at bay for over an hour, fired tear gas shells and also resorted to aerial firing but had to vacate the station in order to avoid any casualties.
The counsel for accused denied these charges and drew the AJ’s attention to the contents of the FIR and the memo of recovery.
He submitted that the weapons that the police claimed to have recovered were not mentioned in the FIR and no recovery was attributed from three of the accused. “The police claims to have fired more than eight rounds but no one was killed or injured, and the encounter story is fabricated.”
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