Karachi: Policemen’s bail pleas dismissed
KARACHI: A sessions court on Tuesday dismissed the pre-arrest bail applications of two policemen in a case pertaining to the killing of a young man in a ‘staged’ encounter.
Head-constable Shafiq Anjum and constable Abdul Latif had moved the bail applications through their counsel and on the pervious hearing the court had granted them an interim bail. They were directed to seek confirmation of the bail on Aug 16.
On Tuesday, additional district and sessions judge (south) Abdul Razzaq after hearing arguments from both sides, dismissed the pre-arrest pleas. After pronouncement of the order, the policemen were taken in custody and sent to prison.
According to the prosecution, the accused along with ASI Faisal Jaffari, head-constable Ijaz Ahmed and constables Namoos Khan and Mazhar Hussain of the Ferozabad police station allegedly kidnapped a man, Mohammad Ali Butt, within the remit of the Baloch Colony police station in December 2010 and killed him in a fake encounter.
A case (FIR No.10/2011) was registered on a sessions court order in January this year under Sections 365 (kidnapping with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 302 (punishment for qatl-i-amd), 109 (abetment) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the deceased’s father. The other policemen nominated accused in the case have been declared absconder.