Karachi: Ex-jail chief remanded in corruption case
KARACHI: The judge of a special anti-corruption court on Wednesday remanded a former superintendent of the central prison in police custody till Aug 18 on corruption charges. Police had arrested the ex-superintendent jail, Pir Shabbir Jan Serhandi, for his alleged involvement in some corruption cases and handed him over to the anti–corruption establishment police on Aug 12.
Judge Abdul Razaq of the additional district and sessions court-VI, east, meanwhile, adjourned the hearing in a kidnap and murder case against chief of the Muhajir Quami Movement Afaq Ahmed till Aug 16.
The judge, who is conducting the trial inside the central prison, had summoned the witnesses on the previous hearing. However, they did not turn up to testify. According to the charge-sheet, Afaq Ahmed and his associates kidnapped Mohammed Farooq, Mohammad Thair, Salman and M Anwar, workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, within the Landhi police limits on June 19, 1992 and later 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 one Ismail Quershi.