Karachi: Warrants out for Arbab, 19 other witnesses
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate (south) on Saturday re-issued bailable warrants for the arrest of former Sindh Chief Minister Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim and 19 other prosecution witnesses for not appearing in court to testify in a case registered against Dr Agha Javed Pathan. Javed Pathan was arrested on April 9 on charges of manhandling Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim and a case (FIR 202/08) was registered at the Preedy police station under Sections 502, 452, 506–B 337– A and F of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The police claimed that they had also seized illegal weapons, hashish and a stolen motorcycle from Pathan`s possession and registered three other cases (FIRs 199/08, 200/08 and 201/08) against him under Sections 392 of the Pakistan Penal Code, 13–D of the Arms Ordinance and Section 6/9-A of the Control of Narcotic Substance Act at the Preedy police station. Later, Agha Pathan got bail in all the cases.
The hearing was adjourned till Dec 3.