Karachi: Suspect sent to jail in Saudi consulate attack case
KARACHI: The administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts in Karachi on Monday remanded a suspect in judicial custody in a case pertaining to a grenade attack on the Saudi consulate general in the city.
The police arrested the suspect, Zaki Kazmi, on Nov 20 while his accomplice Asif Manu, said to be the mastermind of the grenade attack, was killed after an encounter in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
Following the end of his physical remand, the police produced the suspect before the administrative judge, Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court.
The court sent the suspect to prison on judicial remand and directed the investigation officer to submit a charge-sheet on the next hearing.
According to the prosecution, two grenades were hurled at the Saudi consulate in the Defence Housing Authority on May 11 this year, but it did not cause any causality.
A case (FIR 155/11) was registered under Section 3/4 of the Explosive Substance Act read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997.