Karachi: Raheemullah sent to jail
KARACHI: Administrative Judge of Anti Terrorism Courts in Karachi sent a suspect belonging to a banned militant organization to jail and directed investigation officers to submit charge-sheets against him in police encounter, illegal weapon, kidnapping for ransom, murder, explosive substance and plot to kill SSP Lyari Town cases. Raheemullah alias Naeem alias Naeem Hasan, an activist of banned Harkatul Mujahideen, was arrested on September 26 after a shootout in Saeedabad area. Police booked him in police encounter, illegal weapon, kidnapping for ransom, murder and explosive substance cases.
Police also registered a separate explosive substance case against Raheemullah for throwing grenade at the residence of Shaukat Afridi situated in DHA phase VII on July 25 to force his family to send them ransom family. Raheemullah is charged with planting a bomb in a bicycle and detonating it through remote control devise when the vehicle of TPO Lyari Raja Omer Khatab was passing through Saddar area on August 23.
Sending the suspect to jail, AJ directed the IOs of the concerned cases to submit charge-sheets against him on October 25.
Meanwhile, an Anti Terrorism Court ordered judicial custody of Raheemullah in the murder case of Muttahida Majlis-e–Amal’s leader Allama Hassan Turabi.
Hasan Turabi along with his nephew Imran Ali was killed in a suicide bomb blast in Sachchal police area on July 14, 2006.
Raheemullah had been declared absconding co-accused in the case. He along with 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 suicide attack to kill Allama Hasan Turabi and preparing a suicide bomber for executing their plan.
SHC notices to home dept: The Sindh High Court issued notices to Home Department, the IG (Sindh) and others on petition filed by the Khatib of mosque against placement of his name in fourth schedule of the Anti–Terrorism Act and police harassment.
Abu Bakar submitted that Home Department placed the name of his father Maulana Allah Wasaya Siddiqui, a Khateeb of Masjid–e–Gulzar, Korangi, in the fourth schedule of ATA–97 alleging that he had links with banned terrorist organisations and may create unrest against citizen. He prayed court to delete the name of petitioner’s father from fourth schedule and direct police to not harass him and his family in future.
SHC’s division bench issued notices to Home department, CCPO and others and called their comments on November 5.