Rawalpindi: ‘Abductor’ remanded in police custody
RAWALPINDI: Anti–Terrorism Court (ATC) No–I Judge Chaudhry Habibur Rehman on Friday remanded an alleged abductor in the custody of Wah Cantonment police for five–day physical trial and allowed his female accomplice to undergo a medical examination to ascertain her pregnancy. The police arrested the accused, Adil Mehmood, on September 18 for kidnapping Faisal Kareem, a city resident, and extorting a 1.6 million ransom from his family. He was booked on March 6.
Earlier, Wah Cantonment Police Station House Officer (SHO) Sadaqat Khan sought a weeklong physical remand of the accused to recover the ransom from him and arrest his other accomplice(s).
The police also produced Mehboob’s accomplice, Sabila Bibi, and sought her medical examination, as she seemed pregnant. Acceding to the police’s application, the court ordered them to submit a report on the medical examination to it.
Bail pleas turned down: In another case, the ATC No–I rejected pre–arrest bail pleas of four people allegedly involved in a kidnapping case.
Following rejection of the bail pleas, Airport police arrested the accused – Farzana Habib, Mukhtar Begum, Ahmad Faraz and Imran Khan – from the court premises.
Muhammad Usman, an applicant of the case, got a case registered against the accused, claiming that they had kidnapped his 65–year–old mother, Tahira Akram, six months ago.