The Anti-Terrorism Court I formally charged Ali Raza alias Langra, along with 10 other absconding men, in an alleged sectarian killing case on Thursday.
At the time of his arrest, police believed that Raza was a ‘prime suspect’ in the murder of Hafiz Ahmed Qamaruddin, a student of Jamia Farooqia in Shah Faisal Colony. According to a report published in The Express Tribune at the time, Hafiz Ahmed was the son of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam leader, Maulana Qamaruddin.
He was kidnapped and beaten to death while five others were injured in a clash during a Muharram procession on December 21, 2011 passing through Jamia Farooqia from the Hussaini Mission Imambargah. Raza was arrested last December as well.
The court has formally charged him with committing the murder and spreading terrorism under various sub-sections of Section 6 of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997.
The case will next be heard on July 17.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2012.
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