Karachi: Attempt to murder case
KARACHI: On the directives of session court, the city police have booked Chief Executive Officer of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) Tabish Gauhar along with General Manager Security Col (retd) Wahid Asghar and Chief Security Officer (CSO) Col (retd) Asif Saeed on the charges of attempt to murder here on Thursday.
The court order came after the applicant Muhammad Bashir, a trade union leader of KESC Mazdoor Ittehad, filed a petition against the KESC chief and two other security officers accusing them of attempting on his life when he had gone to the KESC office to demand payment of his four-month-salary on Aug 29, 2011, which the KESC management had agreed to pay in the agreement signed before Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan and Secretary General Pakistan People’s Party Sindh Taj Haider.
The applicant contended in his plea to the court that the police had refused to lodge an FIR against the company’s chief and others.
The petitioner produced his medical legal report before the court, saying the company’s security personnel shot him in the leg on the day he went to draw his monthly salary and came under attack.
Observing the petitioner’s medical report, the court directed the Defence police station to book the nominated officers on charges under section 324 (attempt to murder) CrPC, incorporating other legal sections.
The Defence Police first delayed registering the case against the nominees for almost three days, but later it lodged an FIR to escape a possible contempt of court. The FIR (376/2011) was registered against KESC CEO and other security officials under Section 324/109/34.