Court remands three murder suspects

Accused confess to killing shopkeeper before judicial magistrate


Our Correspondent July 07, 2020

A local court handed over on Monday three accused to the police on a three-day physical remand in a case pertaining to the murder of a supermarket owner during a robbery bid in Qasba Colony.

West Judicial Magistrate Asif Ali Abbasi was hearing the case at the Karachi City Court, where the police presented the accused, Muhammad Ashar, Arsalan and Asghar Khan, in court. The investigation officer (IO) informed the court that the accused, who had been involved in several criminal activities, were arrested by Rangers officials from different areas of the city on Sunday.

The accused confessed before the magistrate to killing the supermarket owner.

The court remanded the accused to police custody.

Interim bail granted

Another local court approved the interim bail of a citizen accused of threatening K-Electric (KE) workers for removing illegal connections in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

A sessions judge was hearing the case at Karachi City Court, where the accused's counsel claimed that KE officials had stolen the cables connected to street lights in the area, leading to an increase in criminal activity due to the absence of lights. He maintained that the KE had filed a false case against his client, Mohammad Ashraf, to conceal its own crime.

The court granted Ashraf interim bail against a surety bond of Rs20, 000.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2020.

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