Court awaits final report of Mehran Town fire incident

Issues show cause notice to investigation officer over delay


Our Correspondent September 24, 2021

KARACHI:

The court of a Judicial Magistrate has issued a show cause notice to the investigation officer in the Mehran Town factory fire case for delaying filing of the charge sheet against the suspects.

The East Judicial Magistrate heard the case of the Mehran Town factory fire in the Karachi City Courts on Thursday. Factory owner Ali Hassan Mehta could not appear owing to the death of his mother. His lawyer stated that the accused was on parole.

The investigation officer also did not appear. Irked over his non-appearance, the court issued a show cause notice to the investigating officer. The court adjourned the case till 25th September. It may be noted that despite the court's warning, the investigating officer failed to submit the final challan.

Denied bail, suspect escapes from court

A local court has dismissed the interim bail of a suspect, accused of getting his business partner's son murdered. The accused came out of the courtroom with the police and easily escaped.

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The court of East Additional Sessions Judge in Karachi City Courts ruled on the bail plea of accused Rao Javed Iqbal. The court canceled the interim bail of the accused. The court rejected the bail of the accused.

According to police, Rao Javed Iqbal is accused of getting Raza Zulfiqar, the son of his business partner, killed. The hired hit man, Ajmal Papri, is already arrested in the murder case. Papri has confessed to killing Raza with the help of Hamza on orders of Iqbal.

Papri has also confessed that he had killed Hamza in Khanewal to destroy the evidence.

Accused Iqbal allegedly gave millions of rupees to the killers. A case is registered against the suspects at Al-Falah police station.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 24th, 2021.

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