Karachi: 2 terror suspects sent to jail
Karachi: The administrative judge of anti-terrorism courts in Karachi sent two suspects of the Awami National Party, facing murder, attempt to murder, arson, police encounter and terrorism charges, to jail on Saturday and directed the investigation officer to submit the charge sheet against them.
Mohammad Shafi and Khanzada Khan, the alleged activists of ANP, were arrested by the Jackson police after a shootout.
Police alleged that the suspects along with absconding co-accused set on fire a mini-bus near Keamari dockyard on August 12, as a result seven passengers were burnt to death while five others received burn injuries.
Police said that the suspects were arrested red handed after a shootout while they were resorting to violence and setting vehicles on fire to terrorize people on the eve of nationalist parties strike call against the withdrawal of commissionerate system in the province.
The IO said that the identification parade of the suspects had been held and sought time to complete investigation. Sending the suspects to jail, AJ Justice Maqbool Baqar directed the investigation officer to submit charge-sheet on the next date of hearing.
The AJ also sent an arson suspect Inayatullah to jail, who was arrested by the police in Sachal area on August 12.
Kidnapping for ransom case: The administrative judge remanded a suspect Shahzada Shahbaz to police custody in kidnapping for ransom case.
Shahbaz is accused of kidnapping Irfan Yaqoob from Bahadurabad area on July 29 and demanding Rs10 million in ransom. The abductee was released after paying ransom and handing over his vehicle to his captors.