TikToker murder case suspects to be indicted

Court also adjourns hearing Awan, Mandokhail slapping incident


Our Correspondent June 30, 2021

KARACHI:

A local court ordered that the counsels of the suspects in the murder of TikToker Muskaan Sheikh and three others be issued copies of the case.

The suspects are likely to be indicted at the next hearing. The judicial magistrate sent the case to the south additional district and sessions judge at the Karachi City court. The court issued notice to the parties for July 6.

According to the police, a shooting incident in the Garden area left TikToker Muskan Sheikh and three others dead. The prime suspect of the case, Rehman, is being held on judicial remand. TikToker Sawera has been nominated as one of the suspects in the case.

The case against the suspects is lodged at Nabi Bux police station. A local court on Tuesday adjourned the case hearing of the slapping incident between Firdous Ashiq Awan and MNA Qadir Mandokhail after the submission of police reports.

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The hearing of the case against Awan was held before the additional district and sessions court south at the Karachi City court.

Petitioner Qadir Mandokhail did not appear before the court. His counsel maintained that Mandokhail was in Islamabad for the budget session. The police submitted its response in court. The report maintained that SHO Saeedabad appointed ASI Jaffar on the request of Mandokhail.

ASI Jaffar presented his report after preliminary investigations. The incident occurred during the programme of a private TV channel in Islamabad. The court has to decide the jurisdiction for the registration of the case.

The court adjourned the case hearing until July 3. The filed petition maintained that Firdous Ashiq Awan slapped and tortured Mandokhail during the programme of a private TV channel. It added that Awan verbally abused and threatened to kill the petitioner. The police refused to lodge case of the incident. The petitioner appealed to the court to issue an order to the police to register a case against Awan.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2021.

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