Karachi: Indictment of five terror suspects deferred
KARACHI: The additional district and sessions judge-II, Central, Nelofer Shahnawaz, on Monday deferred the indictment of five suspected terrorists till June 28 due to their non-production in court from the Central Prison. According to the prosecution, the five suspected terrorists, Syed Mohammed Waseem alias Imran, Mohammed Aijaz alias Abdul Rehman, Jamil Ahmed alias Wazir Akbar, Mohammed Hamid alias Qasim and would-be suicide bomber Aziz Ahmed alias Mohammed Khan, were planning to carry out suicide attacks on Ashura processions.
The judge issued a production order to the jail superintendent, directing him to produce the suspects in court on the next date of hearing. The investigation officer stated in the charge-sheet that on Jan 19 the CID police on a tip-off raided a house in North Karachi that was being used by the suspects as a hideout, where weapons and explosives were stored, they opened fire when the police party reached the spot and were arrested after a shootout. The CID police seized illegal weapons and explosive substance from the suspects, it added. Six cases (FIRs 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10/08) were registered against them under Sections 324, 353 and 392 of the Pakistan Penal Code, 13-D of the Arms Ordinance and ¾ of the Explosives Act.