Peshawar: Murder accused in Alamzeb case gets bail
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday granted bail to four accused allegedly charged and arrested in the murder case of Alamzeb, brother of the gang rape victim Uzma Ayub. A single bench headed by Justice Miftahuddin Khan announced the decision on bail petitions of the accused persons reserved a week ago. The bench ordered release of the four accused in Alamzeb’s murder case on bail. They include Javed Shah, Wahidullah, Hakeem Shah and Rahmat Shah. Ghulam Mohiyuddin Malik appeared for the petitioners and Azhar Yousaf appeared for the complainants.
The anti–terrorism court in Peshawar had rejected bail to the accused persons and later they filed bail petitions in the high court. Alamzeb, the 25–year–old brother of teenage rape victim Uzma Ayub, was shot dead in Karak district on December 9, 2011 allegedly by five persons.
After the murder, the deceased’s mother Bilqis, charged the accused persons, including Ibrahim, who is absconding and brother of ASI Hakeem Shah, for the murder that took place in the premises of the Takht Nusrati court.
The murder took place days after the victim, Uzma Ayub, had rejected an out-of-court deal offered by the accused police officers. Uzma Ayub’s brother was coming out of the court after the hearing when the said armed assailants shot him dead. The five or six cops present there failed to stop or nab the killers, who escaped unchallenged.