Karachi: Charge sheet against 2 City Courts attack suspects submitted
KARACHI: The police on Wednesday submitted a charge sheet to the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) against two suspects of a banned militant outfit, who allegedly killed a policeman in the City Courts and aided the escape of four under-trial prisoners involved in the Ashura blast case.
Meanwhile, another three suspects in the same case were not produced for trial and released on bail as evidence against them was insufficient. Salar Ahmed, Amjad, Syed Kamran, Farhan Khan and Mohammad Munir were arrested by the police in November this year and during interrogation they disclosed their involvement in terrorism activities.
According to the police, the suspects attacked the police in the City Courts area on June 19, 2010, to release four accomplices Murtaza Inayat, Mohammad Shakib Farooqui, Wazir Mohammad and Murad Shah who were under trial for bomb blasts at Ashura and Muharram processions.
Police Constable Mohammad Shahbaz was killed and others were injured in the attack, while a prisoner Murad Shah was killed in the encounter with the police.
The investigation officer submitted in the charge sheet that two suspects, Salar and Amjad, were identified by eyewitnesses during an identification parade and he sought their trial under the anti-terrorism law.
On the other hand, no evidence was found against the remaining three suspects Kamran, Farhan and Munir and the IO requested the administrative judge to release them on bail due to insufficient evidence. Administrative Judge ATC Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, after perusal of the police report, accepted the charge sheet.
The AJ also remanded two terror suspects Abdul Wahid and Mohammad Shakeel in police custody. The police alleged that these suspects were plotting terrorism activities on the New Year’s eve and Christmas, but were arrested on December 12.
The investigation officer sought remand of the suspects as they were also allegedly involved in kidnapping for ransom and other criminal cases. Petition for arrest of culprits: The Sindh High Court issued a notice to the prosecutor general Sindh and the SHO Tipu Sultan on the petition of a woman against the failure to arrest culprits involved in a murder case. .
The petitioner, Shahzadi, submitted that her son Shahid was killed by Kamran, Faiz Mohammad and Naveed on December 3, but the Tipu Sultan police was not arresting the suspects, who were continuously threatening her family. She prayed to the court to direct the police to arrest the culprits.
The SHC’s single bench, after preliminary hearing of the petition, issued notices to the PG and the Tipu Sultan police, calling for their comments on January 17. The same bench also admitted for hearing the appeal of a convict in a murder and robbery case.
Sher Baz Khan was sentenced to life imprisonment by the additional district and sessions judge Malir who found him and his accomplice guilty on November 21, this year, of murdering a man in a robbery bid.
According to the prosecution, the appellant, along with co–accused Umer Zeb, allegedly looted Abdul Malik and killed his nephew Samiullah when the suspects faced resistance. When they tried to flee, they were caught arrested red-handed on June 26, 2008. The court admitted the appeal for hearing and a issued notice to the PG. He also called for records and proceedings of the case.