Karachi: 2 more `assassins` sent to prison
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Friday remanded two suspected assassins in police custody till Sept 11. The special investigation unit of police arrested Sanaullah and Imran Rafiq on Sept 8 and claimed to have recovered illicit weapons from their possession.
The suspects were produced before the judicial magistrate (central) and police sought their remand. The court handed them over to police on physical remand for one day.
According to the prosecution, acting on a tip-off the SIU raided a hideout in Liaquatabad on Sept 5 and arrested Qasim alias Bhaloo and Syed Sohail Ali after a shootout and found illicit weapons in their possession while Sanullah and Imran managed to flee under the cover of fire. They were apprehended on Sept 8.
The suspects were associated with a political party and involved in several incidents of targeted killings, it alleged. Qasim and Sohail are already in police custody till Sept 10.
A case (FIR No.269/11) was registered under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 324 (attempted murder), 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code. The suspects were booked under Section 13-D of the Pakistan Arms Ordinance.