Karachi: Court orders FIR against KESC chief
Karachi: A judge on Friday ordered the station house officer of the Defence police station to lodge an FIR against Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) Chief Executive Officer Tabish Gohar and his two security officials for allegedly injuring protesting KESC employees.
The KESC employees had filed a petition under Section 22-A through their counsels Haider Imam Rizvi and Advocate Haq Nawaz, requesting the court to order registration of an FIR against the KESC management. The order came from the additional district and sessions judge (South).
According to the prosecution, pitched battles took place between the KESC security guards, police and protesting workers at the power utility’s head office in Gizri that left at least 12 people injured. After days of violence, firing and confrontation, the protesters laid siege to the building. The employees have been protesting against non-release of their salaries for the last several months.
Meanwhile, the remand of the suspects in the murder of a KESC legal adviser and two of his friends was extended on Friday for six more days.
Rehan Khan Niazi and Tazeen alias Jasmine were produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate (South) Hatim Aziz Solangi.
The assistant public prosecutor, Syed Shamim Ahmed, prayed to the court that since the crime weapon was to be recovered and further investigations were needed in the triple murder case, the remand of the suspects be extended. The court extended the remand till Wednesday.
Fahim-ul-Karim, the legal adviser of the Karachi Electric Supply Company, and his two colleagues, Wajid Mughal and Qurat-ul-Ain alias Ainee, had been shot dead in a flat-cum-office of Karim on September 5.