Rawalpindi: 32 accused remanded in MNA’s escape case
RAWALPINDI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday remanded 11 accused to Islamabad police and sent another 21 to Adiala jail on 14-day judicial remand in MNA Anjum Aqeel’s escape case.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Anjum Aqeel was arrested by Islamabad police in the Police Foundation land scam case on Friday night but the party workers and supporters armed with weapons attacked the police vehicle and got him freed.
The police arrested 32 people allegedly involved in attacking the police party and facilitating the MNA to escape. On Saturday, the 32 accused were presented before ATC-I Judge Malik Mohammad Akram Awan by Shalimar police amid tight security and filed a plea seeking 10-day physical remand of the accused.
The police contended before the court that the supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan attacked the police party, resorted to firing in the air and got the legislator freed.
The police officials also told the court that they wanted to interrogate the arrested persons including Shaheen Khan, brother-in-law of the accused.
However, ATC Judge Malik Mohammad Akram Awan, while hearing the case, awarded five-day physical remand of 11 accused to the police while sent the remaining 21 persons to Adiala jail on 14-day judicial remand.
Those who were given in police custody for five-day physical remand included Shaheen Khan, Amjad Khan, Rab Nawaz, Tahir Aziz. Nasir Jamal, Fakher Khan, Malik Akhter, Mian Maqbool, Azam Khan, Mohammad Khalid, Abrar Mehmood and Tabraiz Khan. The remaining 21, including Shaheen Iqbal and Waris Khan were sent to Adiala jail.