Karachi: Suspect in reporter’s murder case faints
KARACHI: An anti–terrorism court had to put off the hearing of the Wali Khan Babar murder case on Wednesday when one of the defendants fainted minutes before the hearing. Judge Ghulam Mustafa Memon of the ATC–III also directed the jail authorities for a medical examination and treatment to Shahrukh alias Mani and adjourned the hearing to May 4.Faisal Mahmood alias Nafsiati, Syed Mohammad Ali Rizvi, Shahrukh alias Mani, Naveed alias Polka and Shakil alias Malik along with their absconding accomplices have been charged with killing Mr Babar, a private TV channel reporter, on Jan 13, 2011 within the remit of the Super Market police station.
A case (FIR No 8/2011) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code. Later, Section 7 of the Anti–Terrorism Act was also incorporated in the FIR on the applications of the public prosecutor and the complainant.
The suspects were arrested during a random check on vehicles in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on April 7, 2011.
Meanwhile, Advocate Salman Mujahid submitted his power to defend the accused in the court.