Karachi: 2 remanded in police bus attack case
KARACHI, Aug 22: The administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts of Karachi on Monday remanded two suspects in police custody in a case pertaining to an attack on a bus of the reserve police.
The police produced Abdul Hakim and Atif alias Asif before administrative judge Justice Maqbool Baqar of the Sindh High Court and sought their physical remand.
The court handed the suspects over to the police on physical remand till Sept 3 and directed the investigation officer to produce them on the next day hearing.
According to the prosecution, at least four people including three policemen were killed and 30 others wounded when a group of 15 to 20 gunmen riding motorcycles opened fire on the bus carrying dozes of policemen on the night of Aug 19 at Charka Goth in Korangi.
Furqan, Sagheer Ahmed, Aqeel, Zahid alias Tailor, Tanveer, Saleem and Nadeem were the absconding accused in the case while Shahid and Asif Chaman were killed in a retaliatory fire, it added.
A case (FIR 434/2011) was registered under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 324 (attempted murder), 302 (premeditated murder), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 at the Zaman Town police station.