ATC hands over MQM leader Amir Khan to police on seven-day remand

Rangers registered a case against MQM leader for ‘harbouring criminals’ at the party headquarters


Faraz Khan June 05, 2015
PHOTO: INP

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court in Karachi handed over Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan over to the police on a seven-day remand on Friday.

On Thursday, the Rangers registered a case against the MQM leader for ‘harbouring criminals’ at the party headquarters, his custody was handed over to Gulberg police.

Read: Detention discoveries: Custody of MQM’s Amir Khan handed over to Gulberg police

Gulberg police station’s investigation officer Mobin Zaidi confirmed that the Rangers have handed Amir over to him for further investigations. However, the case against Amir was registered at Azizabad police station on Wednesday night.

Read: Harbouring criminals: Case registered against MQM leader Amir Khan

Amir was arrested by the paramilitary force during a raid on MQM headquarters, Nine Zero, on March 11. He was in the custody of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, and his 90-day detention under the Pakistan Protection Ordinance was about to end on June 11.

During the raid, Rangers claimed to have arrested nearly half-a-dozen target killers including Faisal Mehmood alias Mota, who was condemned to death by a court over his involvement in the murder of television journalist Wali Khan Babar.

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