RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Magistrate on Saturday testified in court that Mumtaz Qadri had confessed to the murder of Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer.
During the hearing of the case, which resumed at the Anti-Terrorism Court, the city magistrate said that Qadri had not been forced to confessing the crime and that his handcuffs had been removed when he had given the statement.
The hearing of the case has been adjourned till May 14.
The self-confessed assassin of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer had been formally indicted by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on February 14. During the course of hearing, which was held behind closed doors, Malik Mumtaz Qadri confessed to killing the former governor before Justice Raja Ikhlaq Ahmed.
According to the three-page charge-sheet submitted before the court, Qadri has been booked under sections 7 of the Anti Terrorism Act and 302/109 of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of Taseer’s son Shehryar Taseer in an FIR registered at the Kohsar police station.
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