Karachi: Arrest warrant issued against absconding suspect
Karachi: Judicial Magistrate (South) Hatim Aziz Solangi issued a non-bailable warrant for the arrest of an absconding accused in the murder case of a Sindh High Court lawyer and ordered the seizure of his property.
During investigations, police learnt that fourth suspect, Faheem Ahmed Alias Farooqui, was absconding from the scene. Three other accused have already been arrested in the case.
Assistant Public Prosecutor Syed Shamim Ahmed prayed to the court to issue a non-bailable warrant for the arrest of the absconder and to detach his property after completing the procedure of under sections 87 and 88 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The court put off the case till September 30. Advocate Mohammad Murtaza Chinoy was shot dead on August 26 in his Zamzama office. The police arrested three of the suspects on Friday (September 2) and recovered the deceased’s laptop, savings certificates worth Rs2 million and a pistol from their possession.
According to the prosecution, Naveed Bhatti, the victim’s peon, came up with a plan along with two brothers, Sajid and Zahid, to rob the advocate. Upon facing resistance, one of the suspects, Zahid, allegedly opened fire and killed the lawyer. Zahid is said to be involved in several other murders.
A police party acted on a tip-off and arrested the suspects from Azam Basti, Korangi. Initially, an FIR was registered against unidentified suspects under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code. Later, the names of three suspects were included in the FIR.