Karachi: Man indicted in sectarian killing case
KARACHI: An anti–terrorism court on Thursday indicted a suspect in a sectarian killing case. Ali Raza alias Ali Langra along with his absconding associates has been charged with killing Hafiz Ahmed Qamar, the son of Jamiat Ulema–i–Islam–Fazl (JUI–F) leader Maulana Qamaruddin, within the remit of the Shah Faisal Colony police station in December last year. ATC-I Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso read out the charges but the suspect pleaded not guilty and opted to contest the case.
The court summoned the prosecution witnesses with the direction to record their statements on July 17.
A case (FIR No.445/2011) was registered under sections 302 (punishment for premeditated murder), 324 (attempt to commit murder), 298–A (use of derogatory remarks etc in respect of holy personage), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti–Terrorism Act.