Five men accused of being involved in the murder of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl’s (JUI-F) Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro were remanded to seven days in judicial custody.
The court has asked the police to produce the suspects before the judge on January 15. On Thursday, the accused were presented in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Sukkur after their previous remand of 15 days in police custody came to an end.
Sources claimed that the accused identified as Muhammad Hanif Bhutto, police constable Sarang Ali Totani, Mushtaq Mahar, Altaf Jamali and Darya Khan Jamali were produced in Sukkur’s ATC amid tight security. The court heard the case and sent the accused to a seven-day judicial remand, after which they were taken to prison.
Last month, the accused were produced in court and were sent into police custody for 15 days. The police are still looking for another man said to be involved in the murder.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 9th, 2015.