Karachi: Six suspects in IB men murder case released
KARACHI: Six men arrested in the Intelligence Bureau personnel’s killing case were released on Monday when the investigation officer of the case told a civil and judicial magistrate, South, that he did not have enough evidence against the suspects to file a charge-sheet.
Umer Farooq, Tariq Mohammad, Mohammad Saeed, Mohammad Adnan, Razaullah and Mohammad Salman were arrested on April 7 for their alleged involvement in the killing of two officers of the IB in the Preedy police limits on March 27.
The investigation officer submitted a report under Section 497-2 of the CrPC in the court, stating that during the initial investigations he did not collect sufficient evidence against the suspects in order for him to submit a charge-sheet against them.
The suspects were also interrogated while they were in police remand. However, they did not confess to their involvement in the killing of the IB personnel, the report added.
According to the prosecution, sub-inspector Mohammed Ibrahim and ASI Fazlur Rahman of the IB were gunned down by unknown motorcyclists on March 27 near the Regal Chowk in Saddar. They were rushed to the Civil Hospital, where doctors pronounced them dead on arrival.
Earlier on April 8, the administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts in Karachi had remanded the suspects in police custody till April 21.
The police had registered a case (FIR 178//08) under Section 302/34 read with Section 7 of the Anti-terrorism Act at the Preedy police station.