Karachi: Acid-throwing suspects sneak away from court
KARACHI: Four men facing trial for the heinous crime of acid–throwing managed to slip away from the City Courts premises on Wednesday after a sessions judge rejected their bail pleas. Usually when a court rejects the bail applications of the accused, they are arrested by the police concerned. However, in this case, when Additional District and Sessions Judge (South) Shahid Hussain Chandio rejected the pleas of Asif, Yousuf, Sabir and Khadim Hussain, the City Court and Eidgah police failed to act in time as there was confusion over jurisdiction. Two FIRs against the four men were registered at the City Court police station and three at Eidgah.
When the court dismissed the bail applications, the four men were present in the court. However, taking advantage of the police’s ‘technical problem’, they sneaked away with ease.
The complainant in the case, Sakhawat Hussain had alleged that the four men, along with their absconding accomplices, Ejaz, Iqbal and Shahid alias Guddoo, had attacked several of his relatives with acid.
These attacks took place within the jurisdictions of both the City Court and Eidgah police.
It is pertinent to mention here that a few days ago, two men had thrown acid on the face of a man in the court of district and sessions judge (West).