Karachi: Bail pleas of three policemen dismissed in militants’ escape case
Karachi: The additional district and sessions court, South, dismissed the bail applications of three of the four police personnel in a case of negligence, and reserved its judgment against the bail application of the fourth one till Friday (today).
The four policemen had filed bail applications in the court in a case related to the escape of two under-trial prisoners while they were under treatment at the Civil Hospital, Karachi.
When the case came up for hearing on Thursday, the judge, Jangu Khan, dismissed the bail applications of three of the policemen — Sub-Inspector Abdul Hameed, Constable Qazi Kamran and Constable Moin Ansari — and reserved the judgment on the bail application of the fourth policeman, Constable Mohammad Faheem, till Friday.
All the four were in judicial custody. One of their colleagues, Head Constable Shamsuddin, is absconding.
The judge rejected the bail applications on the grounds that all the three were on duty at the Civil Hospital’s jail ward, where two UTPs associated with a banned outfit were under treatment and managed to escape due to negligence on the part of the policemen.
The five policemen were posted at jail ward of the CHK, from where the under-trial prisoners, Kashif and Alauddin, allegedly belonging to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan escaped with the assistance of their accomplices.
According to the prosecution, four of the five policemen reportedly had gone to have breakfast. The lone policeman was entrusted with the security of the UTPs at about 7am on Sunday when the accomplices of the UTPs overpowered him and got their colleagues released.
After a departmental inquiry, four of the five policemen were arrested and an FIR was registered against them at the Eidgah police station under sections 222 (intentional omission to apprehend on the part of public servant bound to apprehend person under sentence or lawfully committed), 225-A (omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape, on part of public servant, in cases not otherwise provided for), 225-B (resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension, or escape or rescue in cases not otherwise provided for), 392 (punishment for robbery), 397 (robbery or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) and 337-A (punishment of Shajja) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Allaudin is said to have been a TTP activist and Kashif had been arrested in a kidnapping for ransom case. Allaudin was arrested on June 4 last year on charges of attacks on Nato oil tankers and raising funds for his organisation through dacoity and looting banks. Kahif is involved in kidnapping for ransom, the prosecution said.