Chakra Goth attack: Remand for two alleged murders extended

At least 30 people opened fire on the police resulting in the deaths of three policemen.

Ppi September 05, 2011

KARACHI: The administrative judge of Karachi’s Anti-Terrorism Courts, Justice Maqbool Baqar, extended the remand of two suspects who are accused for killing three policemen at Chakra Goth.

Accused Atif and Abdul Hakeem were arrested after a shoot-out in Korangi on August 19. According to the prosecution, a police party led by DSP Syed Badar Ali Shah was proceeding to Chakra Goth after receiving information about the law and order situation when it was attacked by armed people.

The police said that 30 to 40 armed people opened fire on them while they were travelling in a private van, and this resulted in the deaths of three policemen Wazir Ali, Ali Abbas and Mehrab.

Twenty eight other policemen, including DSP Syed Badar Shah, were injured. One accused man, Shahid Burger died during retaliatory police fire while another accused man, Saleem, was injured but he fled with the help of his accomplices.

Zaman Town police charged Mansoor, Nadeem Akhtar, Shahid, Asif, Furqan, Saghir, Iqbal, Aqeel, Shakir, Shahid Miller, Junaid, Raees, Saleem, Abdul Hakeem, Iqbal, Saleem and Atif and 15 to 16 other unidentified men with murder, attempt to murder, police encounter, rioting and terrorism.

On Monday, the investigation officer produced the accused and requested for an extension in their physical custody to complete the investigation. Justice Maqbool Baqar extended their remand in police custody till September 6 and directed the IO to submit the charge sheet on the next date.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 6th,  2011.

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