KARACHI: The anti-terrorism courts’ administrative judge remanded on Tuesday a suspected extortionist, who is said to be affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement - London (MQM), in police custody for two weeks. The suspect, Asif, was arrested recently by the law enforcers during a raid. The New Karachi Industrial Area police presented him in the court and submitted that he was charged with demanding extortion from traders. According to the police, the suspect had demanded Rs0.2 million from traders in New Karachi Industrial Area, identifying himself as an activist of the pro-Altaf Hussain group of the MQM. The arrest was made after a complaint was registered by the victims, the police added. The ATCs administrative judge sent the suspect in police custody on physical remand for 14 days and sought progress report on the investigations on next hearing.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2017.
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