Karachi: ‘Terrorist trainer’ remanded in transporter’s kidnapping case
KARACHI: The alleged terrorist–trainer arrested in the Baldia Town encounter, Raheemullah alias Naeem alias Ali Hasan, was remanded to the custody of investigators till October 6, in connection with the kidnapping of Shaukat Afridi, who was abducted from Clifton on May 9. The accused was produced again before the Anti Terrorism Courts Administrative Judge (AJ) Justice Khawaja Naveed Ahmed on Monday. The accused was booked under section 365, 365-A/34/302 P.P.C, read with section 7 of ATA. The police sought remand of the accused from today till October 6 and the AJ granted the request.
Inspector Qamar-uz-Zaman of Clifton Police Station is investigating the case. According to the police, Shaukat Afridi, who was supplying oil to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was kidnapped and a ransom of Rs 50 million demanded. He died when the terrorists blasted their hide out in Baldia Town on Friday afternoon, after a shootout with a joint raiding party. The body of the victim was recovered with his hands and legs chained.
Accused remanded in murder of cousin: The same court also remanded Jahanzaib Hussain to judicial custody for the kidnapping for ransom and murder of his cousin, Ali Nawaz, son of complainant, Iftikhar Ali. The accused had called his cousin to the Clifton area and killed him by throttling him using a piece of cloth. He later demanded a ransom of Rs10 million but was arrested after the police tracked phone records.
The Investigating Officer (IO), seeking further remand, produced the accused before the court and submitted that the cloth used for the murder has been recovered and that there were no accomplices. The AJ, noting that that the investigation into the case has been closed, remanded the accused to judicial custody till October 6 and directed the IO to submit a charge sheet against the accused by that date.