Court records accused’s statements in Chaudhry Aslam murder case

The bench adjourned the hearing till February 4


​ Our Correspondent January 28, 2020
Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: A special anti-terrorism court (ATC) recorded on Monday the statements of two accused in the murder of SSP Chaudhry Aslam in 2014.

The ATC was hearing the case at Karachi Central Jail, where Zafar alias Saein and Obaid alias Aabi, both members of the banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan were presented before the court.

The bench adjourned the hearing till February 4. The counsels of the parties will cross-examine the statements at the next hearing.

According to the police, Zafar and Obaid carried out reconnaissance and provided facilitation for the attack on Aslam. They were arrested by officials of the Counter Terrorism Department.

Separately, an ATC acquitted Pak Sarzameen Party worker Talha Siddiqui in a case pertaining to the possession of illegal ammunition, based on lack of evidence against him. The defense lawyer said while giving arguments that the case against Siddiqui was based on assumptions, adding that the witness statement and evidence produced by the prosecution had contradictions.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2020.

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