Karachi: Non-bailable warrants issued against 5 witnesses
KARACHI: Additional District and Sessions Judge Siddique Abbasi has issued non–bailable warrants (NBWs) against five witnesses in the murder case of a taxi driver and ordered them to appear before the court on October 8. The NBWs were issued against police constable (PC) Zubiar, ASP Sagheer, PC Zulfiqar, Investigation Officer (IO) Hameedullah and others. A taxi driver, Rafiq, was injured when unknown people shot at him in Ammar Yasir Society near Lilly town on July 30, 2002. He was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he succumbed to his wounds.
The police had registered a case at the Malir police station against Mohajir Qaumi Movement – Haqiqi (MQM–Haqiqi) chief Afaq Ahmed and others, stating that the firing had taken place at Ahmed’s behest.
hearing adjourned: A Sindh High Court (SHC) division bench, comprising Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and Justice Salman Ansari, adjourned on Wednesday the hearing of the petition filed by a couple seeking the quashment of a case against them.
Hakim Ali and Farzana had married of their own free will. Farzana’s relatives refused to accept the marriage, however, and lodged an FIR against Ali, alleging that he had kidnapped Farzana for ransom. The couple moved the SHC against Farzana’s relatives who had lodged an FIR against Hakim.
The SPO Kashmore filed comments, saying the FIR was lodged by a man called Ismail and the police were duty-bound to cater to everyone coming for help. He contended that no Nikahnama (or other documents to determine the marriage) were found on the record.
The SHC bench, after hearing the arguments, adjourned the matter till September 17.
Meanwhile, the same bench issued a notice to the Pakistan Railways Karachi chairman, general manager, and divisional superintendent on a petition filed by an allottee of vending stalls. Haji Khurshid submitted that he was allotted three vending stalls at platform No-1 of the Hyderabad railway station through a bid, but now trains did not stop at the platform while he was suffering heavy losses.