Karachi: 43 arson suspects released for want of evidence
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday dismissed cases against 43 suspected arsonists, who had been detained by police for arson attacks during September 21 protests in the city against a blasphemous film produced by a US citizen. Investigation officers submitted that reports against the 43 suspects, who had been arrested from Boat Basin and Kharadar areas, mentioning that no sufficient evidence was found against them.
Special Public Prosecutor Abdul Maroof told the court that police had no sufficient evidence against the suspects; therefore they may be discharged from proceedings for want of evidence. The ATC presiding officer accepted the police reports and discharged the proceedings against the suspects.