Bail plea in 2013 murder case dismissed

The judges dismissed the application, questioning how a murder accused could be released on bail


Our Correspondent March 01, 2018
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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed on Wednesday the bail application of an accused charged with murdering a candidate associated with Muhajir Qaumi Movement - Haqiqi (MQM-H) during the 2013 general elections in Karachi.

The accused, Ayaz alias Pappu, had approached the high court seeking post-arrest bail in connection with the murder of Shakil Ahmed.

The prosecution alleged that Pappu, said to be associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, had shot and killed Ahmed, an independent candidate for the PS-95 constituency in Orangi Town. Ahmed was member of the Orangi Town sector committee of MQM-H.

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A special prosecutor for the Rangers argued that the accused had killed the provincial assembly candidate belonging to a rival political group in a clash on May 9, 2013 in Landhi. The prosecutor informed the court that three people were killed in the armed clash. Strongly opposing the request for bail, the prosecutor pleaded to the court to reject the same.

The judges questioned how an accused involved in a murder could be released on bail and dismissed the bail application.

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