Karachi: 3 depose in Afaq case
KARACHI: The additional district and sessions judge-VI, east, on Monday recorded the statements of three witnesses in a kidnap and murder case registered against Muhajir Qaumi Movement chief Afaq Ahmed. Judge Abdul Razaq, who is conducting the trial inside the central prison, adjourned the hearing till Aug 13.
Afaq Ahmed, Amir Khan and their associates were charged with kidnapping of Muttahida Qaumi Movement workers Mohammed Farooq, Mohammad Thair, Salman and M. Anwar in Landhi police limits on June 19, 1992. Later, they allegedly killed Mohammad Farooq.
The police registered a case (FIR No 102/1992) under Sections 147, 148, 149, 324, 364, 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of Ismail Quershi. Witnesses summoned in boy’s murder case
The court of additional district and sessions judge, east, adjourned the hearing of a boy’s murder case till Aug 19 since the judge was on leave. Two prosecution witnesses, Mohammad Naveed and Rizwan, have been directed to depose on the next hearing.
Hafiz Manzoor Ahmed, the Moazzin of a mosque in Shah Faisal Colony, was charged with the murder of a 12-year-old student inside the mosque. However, he pleaded not guilty and opted to contest the case.
The prosecution said that the body of Mohammad Anas was found hanging in Masjid-i-Aqsa in Shah Faisal Colony on Oct 30, 2007.
Police suspected that it was not a suicide case rather the boy was murdered. The Shah Fasial Colony police had registered a case (FIR No 294/2007) under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code against Hafiz Manzoor Ahmed. The accused was arrested on Nov 1, 2007 and was remanded in judicial custody. According to the charge-sheet, the accused killed the boy on facing resistance while trying to commit a sexual assault.