Karachi: Bail plea rejected in Gulgee murder case
KARACHI: A sessions court dismissed on Wednesday the bail application of an accused in the murder case of renowned artist Ismail Gulgee and others. Mohammad Anwar, a servant of the slain artist, had moved the bail application before District and Sessions Judge (south) Hasan Feroz, who dismissed the plea after hearing arguments from both sides. Gulgee and his wife, Zareen Gulgee, with their maid Asiya were found strangled in their home situated within the remit of the Boat Basin police station on Dec 19, 2007. The bodies were found three days after the murder. The driver and a servant of the slain artist had gone missing with a car belonging to the deceased couple.
However, the police arrested driver Akram Ali and servant Anwar on Feb 16, 2008 and claimed to have seized paintings and other stolen articles from them. During interrogation, they confessed to having killed the victims to rob the house, it added.
A case (FIR 490/07) was registered at the Boat Basin police station under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on a complaint of the murdered couple’s son.