Karachi: Suspect remanded in doctor killing case
KARACHI: An anti–terrorism court remanded on Tuesday another suspect in police custody in a doctor’s kidnapping and murder case. Neurosurgeon Dr Aftab Qureshi was abducted within the remit of the Brigade police station for ransom on May 12 and killed on May 30 in an exchange of fire after police raided the captors’ house in Hyderabad. Mohammad Irfan was produced before the ATC–I for remand and Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso remanded him in police custody till July 16.
Dr Ashok Kumar, said to be a quack, Farooq, Azhar Ali, Imdad Ali, Hath Khan and Abdul Aziz have already been in jail in the present case.
They have been booked under Section 302 (premeditated murder), 365–A (kidnapping for ransom) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 on a complaint of the victim’s son.