In court: CID forgets suspects’ involvement in inspector’s murder

Police said that the suspects had confessed to several cases of murder.


Our Correspondent December 23, 2014

KARACHI:


Officials of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Sindh Police changed their statement, while presenting the suspects before the anti-terrorism court (ATC), regarding the arrests of three suspects involved in the murder of Inspector Shafiq Tanoli.


When the suspects, identified as Noorul Rasheed, Abid Ali and Nadeem Khan, were presented before ATC-II on Tuesday, the police submitted that they were linked with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and were booked for possessing illicit weapons and explosives. Police said that the suspects had confessed to several cases of murder, attempted murder and other acts of terrorism during interrogation. But the law enforcers did not mention their involvement in the attack on Inspector Tanoli.

Earlier on Monday, Mazhar Mashwani, incharge of the CID, had claimed to have arrested them in connection with the killing of the police officer during a raid in Labour Square, SITE. According to the police, three hand grenades, one kalashinkov and two pistols were seized from the suspects.

The ATC-II sent the suspects to police custody on physical remand till January 5 as police sought time for interrogation. Six cases have been registered against all three suspects under Section 23(1)-A of the Sindh Arms Act, Sections 4 and 5 of the Explosives Substances Act and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 24th, 2014.

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