Club blast suspect remanded in Karachi
Karachi: The administrative judge of anti-terrorism courts in Karachi on Thursday remanded a suspect in police custody in the rummy club blast case till May 11. The crime investigation department (CID) of police claimed to have arrested Mustafa Rehman Orakzai alias Commando near the Superhighway after a shootout on April 25.
The CID police produced the suspect in court and contended that during initial interrogations the suspect confessed to have assisted the man who planted a bomb in the rummy club. The investigators sought his remand for further interrogations.
The administrative judge of the ATCs in Karachi, Justice Maqbool Baqar of the Sindh High Court, remanded the suspect in CID police custody till May 11. According to the prosecution, the bomb blast at the entrance of the rummy club in Ghaas Mandi on April 21 had left 22 people dead and many others injured.
The CID also claimed to have seized 20 kilos of explosives and illegal weapons found in the possession of the suspect. A case was registered under Sections 302 (punishment for premeditated murder), 324 (attempted murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Sections 4 and 5 of the Explosives Substance Act read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act at the Napier police station.
It is worth noting that the suspect has already been in police custody on physical remand in four other cases pertaining to explosive material, illicit weapons and a police encounter.