KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday handed over Qamar Mansoor, a senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and member of the party’s Rabita Committee, to Rangers on a 90-day remand.
Rangers had requested the ATC to hand over Mansoor for 90-day remand as the security institution wanted to investigate into cases relating to hate speeches against him, The Express Tribune has learnt.
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The court while handing over the senior MQM leader to Rangers asked the authorities to present his medical report in the court by July 27.
Meanwhile, ATC-I judge while approving the prosecution plea sent MQM worker Umair Hussain Siddiqui to jail custody on judicial remand in two separate cases. However, the court ordered the investigators to produce the suspect in the court on July 29.
In one of the cases registered in the Mobina Town police station against Siddiqui, he is accused of killing a Rangers’ Lance Naik Shaukat and injuring another in a targeted attack. In another case, Siddiwui is accused of killing a man named Hussain Gabol over political enmity.
Earlier, a court in Karachi on Monday had sent MQM leader Qamar Mansoor into Rangers custody on transit remand.
Mansoor had been arrested along with fellow Rabita Committee member Kaiful Wara in a pre-dawn raid on the party’s Nine Zero headquarters last week on charges of ‘arranging and facilitating’ hate speeches against the people of Karachi.
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Kaiful Wara was later released on the assurance that he would report to the Rangers after Eid. Presenting Mansoor in the court of the Judicial Magistrate Central today, Rangers officials had requested for transit remand of the suspect. The court approved the request and remanded the MQM leader into Rangers custody.
Rangers officials had said a case was lodged against the MQM Rabita Committee member under anti-terrorism laws and he would be presented before an ATC after Eid holidays to obtain a 90-day remand.