ATC orders MQM leader Amir Khan to be put behind bars till June 25

ATC approves Khan's request for B-class cell


Web Desk June 12, 2015
MQM leader Amir Khan. PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/EXPRESS

KARACHI: The anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday ordered to send Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan to prison on judicial remand till June 25, Express News reported. 

The order comes after his seven-day physical remand in police custody expired.

According to initial information, a first information report, FIR No 176/15 was registered at the Azizabad police station on a complaint filed by a Rangers official Riaz, who charged Khan for harbouring criminals and providing them protection.

Read: In detention: Let Amir Khan’s family meet him, says SHC

According to reports, Khan had made a request to ATC for a B-class cell during his period in prison which the court accepted.

The MQM leader had been detained by Rangers when the paramilitary force raided MQM’s headquarters Nine-Zero on March 11, 2015.

Read: One dead, several injured as Rangers raid MQM head

Rangers had arrested scores of party workers, 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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