PESHAWAR: An anti-terrorism court remanded a suspected target killer into the counter-terrorism department’s (CTD) custody for 10 days on charges of murdering a former intelligence official.
Abdul Latif was a former ISI regional head and was shot dead on March 22 in Hayatabad in the city.
Haris Naseem, his nephew who was arrested on Thursday, also recorded his statement before special judge Salim Jan Khan and revealed the name of his accomplice. Officials requested the court to remand the suspect into physical custody for interrogation.
The judge accepted the plea and handed Naseem over to CTD.
Naseem was charged with Latif’s murder. The victim was a former intelligence official and teaching at a private university at the time of the attack.
CTD officials said Latif, a resident of Tehkal, visited his brother’s house in Phase-VII, Hayatabad. He was gunned down by motorcyclists when leaving.
The court was told the suspect joined a terrorist outfit in 2009 and planned Latif’s murder with his accomplices. The identity of the others accomplices was withheld by officials.
Naseem was arrested in a raid by CTD officials who took the help of CCTV footage and witness statements.
In addition, complainant Waqas Latif, the deceased’s son, also recorded his statement before judicial magistrate Asif Jadoon and nominated Humayun as well as another suspected target killer in the FIR.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd, 2016.
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