Islamabad standoff: Co-accused sent on one-day transit remand by ATC judge

Kanwal has been directed to appear before the court on Monday for a proper proceeding.


Web Desk August 18, 2013
Gunman Sikandar stands next to his wife Kanwal during a standoff with police in Islamabad on August 15, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The wife of the gunman Muhammad Sikandar, involved in the five-hour standoff with the police on Jinnah Avenue on Thursday, was presented before the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Sunday, Express News reported.

Since ATC courts are closed on Sundays, hence the duty judge headed a brief hearing after which Kanwal was sent to one-day transit remand by the duty judge and was directed to appear before the court on Monday for a proper proceeding.

She was booked for act of terrorism for helping her husband in engaging law enforcement agencies in a stand-off that lasted for several hours on the federal capital

After the hearing, the co-accused was taken to the Police Line safe house.

Kanwal was injured by a misfired bullet from Sikandar’s gun during the final showdown and was taken to PIMS Hospital along with her husband.

She was discharged on Friday and was escorted by the police to the Police Lines safe house.

COMMENTS (1)

Justice Denied | 8 years ago | Reply

Treatment of the security personals just after the incident and putting female in such dirty process by the police and courts is evident that Pakistani society and institutes has lost respect for women, they violating her constitutional rights and freedom of expression also. The local TV live shows that she was not hit by her husband bullet but the security personals. The court is ignoring the fact instead of evidences and violating her basic rights. The non-visionary system still ignoring facts the problem is not he acted but why he has acted like this is real cause and question?

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