KARACHI: The Anti-Terrorism Court-III acquitted a man accused of three separate charges of extortion, illegal weapons possession and being involved in an encounter with the police on Tuesday. Abdul Bengali and Arshad alias K2 were accused in the cases (FIRs 327/2011, 328/2011, 329/2011) which were filed by the Ajmeri Nagri police station. Arshad has been declared an absconder. The ATC-III also ordered that non-bailable warrants be issued for Uzair Jan Baloch, the head of the banned Peoples Amn Committee, along with 15 other people accused with Baloch. The court will next hear the case on August 15. The men are facing charges of attempted murder and ‘mischief’ based on the sections of the Pakistan Penal Code that the First Information Report (77/2012) was filed under by the Napier police station.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2012.