Hyderabad: ASWJ man sent to jail in ex-nazim killing case
HYDERABAD: A civil judge and judicial magistrate–IV on Thursday remanded Imran Commando — an activist of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) in to judicial custody for 14 days in connection with the Saturday night killing of former taluka city nazim Jalilur Rehman Siddiqui within the remit of the Phulelli police station. Mr Siddiqui, who was joint sector in-charge of Sector-B in the Muttahida Qaumi Movement organizational set-up, was gunned down near Memon Hospital when he left his home to buy something from the nearby food outlets.
He held the positions of UC-11 naibnazim and city talukanazim. Police picked up Commando a few days back and tried to book him and another activist, Mohammad Faisal, in the case but this triggered an angry protest by ASWJ. ASWJ held a sit-in at Hatri Bypass on Tuesday against the police intentions and during the course of the protest, unknown armed men riding a car opened indiscriminate fire on the protesters leaving some of them wounded. ASWJ nominated the attackers but none of them was arrested.
On Thursday, SHO of Phulelli police station Nisar Birahmani told the media that Commando’s police custody remand was not sought because interrogation of such suspects at police stations was supposed to be highly risky.
“He will be interrogated in jail, which is a safer place both for investigators and such suspects”, the SHO added. According to a source, Commando was picked up after a call made from/to his cellphone was intercepted by some intelligence agency, which shared the information with the police.