Karachi: Warrants for policemen
Karachi: A judicial magistrate on Friday issued non-bailable warrants for the arrest of six policemen for not appearing in court to testify in illicit weapons cases.
The crime investigation department arrested Mohammad Azeem and Mohammad Amin in December and October 2010 for allegedly possessing unlicensed pistols and booked them in cases (313/10 and 257/10) under Section 13-D of the Arms Ordinance.
Inspector Shariq Siddiqui, ASI Asghar Hussain Abidi, head constable Tauqueer Ahmed and constable Khan Mohammad were the prosecution witnesses in the first case while sub-inspector Shaukat Ali Abbasi and head constable Mohammad Yasin were witnesses in the second case.
However, they failed to appear in court to record their testimonies despite repeated notices and reminders issued by the court over the past many months.
A judicial magistrate (south), Hatam Aziz Solangi, issued non-bailable warrants for the policemen, and directed police high-ups to arrest and produce them in court on the next hearing.