A district and sessions judge accused of killing a young boy has been sent to jail on judicial remand for seven days, after remaining for a long time under physical remand.
The judge, Sikandar Ali Lashari, who headed the district and sessions court of the drought-hit Tharparkar until his suspension on March 3, was produced in an anti-terrorism court on Wednesday. After hearing the arguments of the lawyers, the ATC handed over the judge to jail custody.
Lashari is accused of killing 20-year-old Aqib Shahani, who was also the son of Jacobabad's district and sessions judge, Khalid Hussain Shahani. The police and Aqib's family blame Lashari for the murder but are tight-lipped about the motive.
Hunain Shahani, a cousin and complainant in the FIR of Aqib's murder, said the police told the family that Aqib was murdered for honour because he was involved with judge's daughter.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 13th, 2014.