Karachi: Suspect remanded in Hasan Turabi murder case
KARACHI: The Anti–Terrorism Court (ATC) remanded a suspect of Harkatul Mujahideen to police custody till September 11 in Muttahida Majlis–e–Amal leader Allama Hasan Turabi killing trial. Hasan Turabi along with his nephew Imran Ali was killed in a suicide bomb blast in the limits of Sachal police station Karachi on July 14, 2006. Raheemullah, who was arrested by the CID police after a shoot–out on September 26, had been declared absconding co–accused in the case. He was produced before the ATC for obtaining his remand in connection with the Allama Hasan Turabi murder case.
He along with the other co–accused Mohammad Amin alias Khalid Shaheen, Sultan Mehmood alias Saifullah and Mohammad Rehman alias Mani, Ashfaq Qureshi and Mohammad Akbar Khan are charged with masterminding the suicide attack to kill Allama Hasan Turabi and preparing a suicide bomber for executing their plan.
According to the prosecution, the alleged suicide bomber, later identified as Abdul Karim, had blown himself with explosive material when Hasan Turabi reached his house after attending the rally against Israeli aggression on Palestine and Lebanon. Three policemen Azhar Hussain, Fakhar Hussain, Mohammad Rashid and a woman Mst Noreen were also injured in the blast.
Raheemullah was also remanded to police custody in connection with another bomb blast case. According to the prosecution, the accused planted a remote-controlled bomb in a pushcart on April 6, 2006 to kill Hasan Turabi when he was travelling along Abul Hasan Isfahani Road in the limits of Mubina Town police station but he escaped unhurt in this attempt.