Karachi: Bail plea of murder accused dismissed
KARACHI: A sessions court on Saturday dismissed the bail application of a female accused in a murder case.
Two accused — an additional director of the Federal Investigation Agency, Ahsanullah Khan, and Poonam Varma — have been charged with killing a businessman within the remit of the Boat Basin Police Station in Oct 2007.
Accused Varma, through her counsel, filed the bail application before an additional district and sessions judge, who dismissed it after hearing arguments from both sides.
A few months back, the accused filed an application to become an approver in the case, but the court had dismissed that application also.
According to the prosecution, Shahbbir Ahmed Supra was killed at the flat of his secretary Poonam Varma on Oct 12, 2007 within the remit of the Boat Basin Police Station.
The police arrested the victim’s secretary as the last call received by the victim on his cellphone was made from her phone, it added.
Under interrogation she named Humayun and the police arrested him for his alleged involvement in the case. But he was released under Section 497 (2) of the criminal procedure code (CrPC).
It added that later in her statement recorded under Section 164 of the CrPC before a judicial magistrate, Poonam said that Ahsanullah Khan had asked her to call Mr Supra and he allegedly killed him when he arrived at the flat.
The prosecution added that the head of the deceased was chopped off and the accused tried to set the body on fire. The police recovered the decapitated body from the flat.
A case (FIR 392/2007) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 435 (mischief by fore or explosive substance with intent to Cause damage etc) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the deceased’s son at the Boat Basin Police Station.