Karachi: 2 `hit men` remanded in jail custody
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate remanded on Friday two suspected hit men in jail custody till Nov 11. Zakir Hussain alias Adeel alias Agha and Gul Mohammad alias Gulloo were arrested on Oct 23 after an encounter in the Clifton area and the following day they were remanded in police custody in three cases pertaining to attempted murder and possession of illicit weapons.
After the expiry of their remand, the police produced them before the court of a judicial magistrate (south) on Friday. The court sent the suspects to prison on judicial remand and directed the police to submit charge-sheets on the next hearing.
According to the prosecution, the police arrested the suspects after a shootout and seized unlicensed weapons and claimed that they were involved in targeted killings.
They were booked in three cases (268/11, 269/11 and 272/11) under Sections 353 (criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 324 (attempt to commit premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code and Sections 13-D and 13-E of the Arms Ordinance at the Clifton police station.
The same suspects were also remanded in prison on Friday by the administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts in some murder cases.