Fraud suspect escapes from Karachi city courts
KARACHI: A suspect booked in a fraud case escaped from the city courts upon the dismissal of his pre-arrest bail application on Monday.
He slipped out of the building without facing any resistance from the police force present there.
Asim Anwar had filed his pre-arrest bail application through his lawyer in the sessions court.
Granting him interim bail at the previous hearing, the court had asked him to appear on Jan 24 to seek confirmation of the bail.
On Monday, additional district and sessions judge (south) Jangu Khan dismissed the plea after hearing arguments from both sides.
As soon as the court pronounced the order, the suspect slipped away despite the presence of the investigation officer of his case.
According to the prosecution, the suspect had collected Rs190,000 each from Mohammad Ismail and Fariduddin for providing them government jobs. Later, he gave them ‘appointment letters’. However, when they went to the department concerned, an official told them that the appointment letters were bogus.
A case was registered against the suspect under Sections 420, 468 and 471 of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Boat Basin Police Station.