KARACHI: Mohammad Asif and Javed, two suspects accused of attempting to extort Rs200,000 from a doctor, recorded their statements at the Anti-Terrorism Court-III on Saturday. The next hearing for the case was set for August 27. The alleged accused had reportedly sent an extortion “chit” to a doctor, demanding Rs200,000 from him. The doctor is believed to have paid at least Rs20,000 in response to the demand. The extortion chit featured a drawing of a bullet, stating that the man’s life was priced Rs38 – the cost of a bullet. The case against the men was filed at the Kharadar police station under sections 385, 386, 506-B and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2012.