Interim bails of accused extended in case of attack on PTI MPA

Injured Ghanchi was brought to court on stretcher

Our Correspondent March 07, 2019
Injured Ghanchi was brought to court on stretcher. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court ordered the investigation officer on Wednesday to submit the final challan in the case pertaining to the attack on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPA Ramzan Ghanchi and extended the interim bails of two accused including Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) UC Chairman, Ali Nawaz Soomro, till March 12.

Ghanchi was presented before the court on a stretcher. Salman Soomro and two other accused also appeared before the court. All three accused have acquired interim bails. Members of provincial assembly Khurram Sherzaman and Jamali Siddiqi also appeared in the court.

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The court ordered the investigation officer to submit the final challan. The arguments will be given for confirmation of the interim bails of the accused. Court extended the interim bails of the accused till March 12.

According to the interim challan submitted in the court, Ghanchi had refused to give an illegal water supply connection in Napier area on January 25, 2019. He got into a quarrel with the UC Chairman and his brothers. Ali Nawaz Soomro and his brother Shahnawaz Soomro had attacked Ghanchi, who was injured in firing.

Ghanchi, who came to the court in an ambulance, said in an informal conversation, "I expect justice from the judiciary. It has been a month but the accused haven't been arrested yet. The man who attacked me and fired at me is moving freely". Ramzan Ghanchi further said that the law enforcement agencies should arrest him.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 7th, 2019.