Karachi: Remand of suspect extended in MQM man killing case
KARACHI: An anti–terrorism court extended on Monday the police remand of a man allegedly involved in the killing of three policemen as well as a senior worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and his brother till May 12. Suspect Ibrahim along with his absconding accomplices has been booked for allegedly killing Assistant Sub–Inspector Dhani Bakhsh and constables Nisar and Ramzan on April 4 and the senior activist of MQM, Mansoor Mukhtar, and his brother Masood Mukhtar on March 27 within the remit of the PIB Colony police station.
The police had arrested the suspect in the Defence area on April 27 after an encounter and claimed that during interrogations he disclosed to his involvement in both the cases.
On April 28, the court remanded the suspect in police custody till May 5. Following the expiry of his remand, the investigation officer produced the suspect before Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso of the ATC-I on Monday and sought extension in the remand stating that the investigation was still underway while the identification parade in one of the cases had not been conducted yet.
The court remanded the suspect in police custody till May 12 and directed the IO to produce him on the next hearing along with a progress report about the investigations.
The two cases were registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 (attempted murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti–Terrorism Act, 1997 at the PIB Colony police station.