An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Wednesday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a charge-sheet in the Imran Farooq murder case by April 18.
The court made it clear that non-compliance may warrant ‘an appropriate order’.
When the case was taken up for hearing, ATC-I Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi expressed displeasure over the FIA’s failure to submit a charge-sheet against the suspects despite a lapse of four months.
The court has already reserved an order on an application seeking ‘immediate release’ of the three suspects as the FIA failed to produce them before the court during the past many hearings.
The court has reserved its judgement after suspects’ counsel Mansoorur Rehman Afridi concluded his arguments seeking their (suspects) release.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2016.