MQM-London's Junaid Bulldog, Rufi walk free in murder case

Prosecution failed to prove their involvement in killing civilians during clash

Our Correspondent May 25, 2024


The Special Anti-Terrorism Court in the Anti-Terrorism Complex in Karachi Central Jail has acquitted two accused Junaid Bulldog and Rufi Ahmed in a case related to killing three civilians during a clash between MQM-London and Mohajir Qomi Movement workers.

The court pronounced the verdict on the basis that even after 11 years, the prosecution failed to produce solid proofs against the two MQM-London workers. The court acquitted the MQM-London workers for lack of evidence.

Defence Lawyer Abid Zaman advocate had adopted the position that the prosecution witnesses in the case have failed to identify the accused. Other accused nominated in the case including Raees Mumma, Kashif, Atif Ali Khan, Ayaz Ahmed and M. Shahid have already been acquitted in the case.

According to police, there was a clash between MQM-London and Mohajir Qaumi Movement workers at Landhi No. 6 on 10 May 10, 2013. During the clash, heavy firing was done from both the sides. The accused were also allegedly involved in the riots. As a result of firing, three civilians Muhammad Ali, Altaf and Shakeel were killed.

In the same case, Javed Arain, Ghulam Rashid, Obaid, Azam and Shahid are absconding. A case was registered against the accused in Landhi police station.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 25th, 2024.


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