Karachi: Suspect remanded in police bus attack case
KARACHI: The administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts of Karachi on Friday remanded a suspect in police custody in a case pertaining to an attack on a bus of reserve police till Nov 25.
The police produced Inam-ul-Haq before the administrative judge, Justice Maqbool Baqar of the Sindh High Court, and sought his physical remand.
The court granted remand for one week and directed the investigation officer of the case to produce the suspect in court on the next hearing.
According to the prosecution, at least four people, including three policemen, were killed and 30 others wounded when a group of 15 to 20 gunmen riding motorcycles opened fire on the bus carrying dozes of policemen on the night of Aug 19 in Charka Goth in Korangi while two suspects were killed in retaliatory fire.
A case (FIR 434/2011) was registered under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 324 (attempted murder), 302 (premeditated murder), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 at the Zaman Town police station.
Meanwhile, the same court also remanded two suspects in police custody for allegedly attacking the house of a political leader till Nov 24. The police arrested Salahuddin and Shahjahan and brought him before the court on Thursday night for remand.
The suspects along with their absconding and confined accomplices have been charged with attacking the house of Ashiq Chandio of the Sindh Dost Party on Aug 19 within the remit of the Zaman Town police station and kidnapping his nephew Shahzad and killing two other people.
Moshin, Bashar Bengali, Iftikhar, Irfan and Subhan are already in jail on judicial remand in this case. A case (FIR 433/11) was registered at Zaman Town police station.