Rangers informed the administrative judge of anti-terrorism courts on Friday about the detention of four suspects, including an absconder in the Baldia factory fire case, for questioning for 90 days.
Investigators of the paramilitary force produced Syed Nayar alias Raza, Shahid alias Sharjeel and Zubair alias Lala alias Charriya in court and informed the judge that they had credible information about their involvement in targeted killings and extortion.
They said the activities of the suspects, who were detained during raids in the limits of Saudabad, Sharae Faisal and New Karachi police stations, can be prosecuted under the Anti-Terrorism Act. In its latest investigation report, the police had shown Zubair as an absconder in the Baldia factory fire case. Accepting the Rangers’ report, the judge ordered the constitution of a joint investigation team to probe into the allegations against the suspects.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 16th, 2016.