An anti-terrorism court sent a suspect allegedly involved in the attack on Justice Maqbool Baqar to jail on judicial remand. Muhammad Muawiya will be in judicial custody till August 9 when the investigating officer will also submit a charge sheet.
Meanwhile, the ‘death squad’ chief of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Abu Bakar alias Masoom Billah - who is one of the masterminds behind the attack on Justice Baqar - was also sent to police custody remand till August 4 but for the murder of lawyer Kauser Saqlain.
Earlier, Billah had confessed to his involvement in planning and executing the bomb attack on Justice Baqar in a district and sessions court.
A witness had also identified the suspect during an identification parade held before a judicial magistrate in district South.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2013.