An anti-terrorism court remanded on Tuesday two suspects — who were arrested during a raid near the house of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Dr Farooq Sattar in PIB Colony — into police custody.
ATC-I Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso directed the investigation officer to complete interrogation and submit the charge sheet against the suspects by August 12. The Rangers had claimed to have arrested ‘notorious’ target killer Shamshad Ali and extortionist Ahmed Ali Yasir during a raid near the house of MQM’s Dr Sattar on Monday. The paramilitary troops later handed them over to the local police, who produced both the suspects in court for the remand. Suspect Shamshad’s remand was sought in connection with an FIR No. 109/2014 lodged against him under Sections 4 and 5 of the Explosives Act, read with the Section 23-A(1) of the Arms Act 2013 and the Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. Suspect Yasir’s remanded was sought in connection with an FIR No. 110/2014 lodged under Section 23-A (1) of the Arms Act.
The investigation officer informed the judge that the Rangers had recovered a hand grenade and two 9mm pistols from the suspects. He requested for physical custody of the suspects. ATC judge Khoso allowed the request and granted custody to the PIB police till August 12.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2014.