4 suspects sent to jail in murder case in Karachi
KARACHI, April 18: The administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts in Karachi remanded four suspects in judicial custody till April 25 in the murder case of a television journalist.
The police produced the four suspects — Faisal Mahmood alias Nafsiati, Syed Mohammad Ali Rizvi, Naveed alias Polka and Shakil alias Malik — before the administrative judge, Justice Maqbool Baqar of the Sindh High Court, informing him that the fifth suspect, Shahrukh alias Mani, had already been sent to prison by a judicial magistrate after recording his confessional statement under Section 164 of the criminal procedure code.
The administrative judge sent the four suspects to prison on judicial remand and directed the investigation officer of the case to submit a charge-sheet on the next hearing.
According to the prosecution, Wali Khan Babar, a repsorter of a private TV channel, was gunned down on Jan 13, 2011 in a Liaquatabad area.
The police said that the suspects were arrested during a search of vehicles in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on April 7 and claimed that during initial investigations they disclosed that they along with their accomplices had allegedly killed the journalist.
A case (FIR No 8/11) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code. Later, Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 was also incorporated in the FIR.