Indictment : Suspects charged for murdering judge

Published: September 16, 2015
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The court reserved judgment on the case and will announce its verdict on September 17. PHOTO: FILE

The court reserved judgment on the case and will announce its verdict on September 17. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: 

A special anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday formally charged three suspects for killing Additional District and Sessions Judge Tahir Khan Niazi in his house Satellite Town on August 5.

The suspects — Rashid, Fayyaz and Amir Bhatti — were arrested by the Rawalpindi police and sent on remand on August 15. On Tuesday, ATC Judge Asif Majeed Awan charged the suspects and summoned the Sadiqabad SHO with witnesses next week.

All three accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In another case, the superintendant and deputy superintendant of Adiala Jail appeared in court today and apologised for not providing adequate security to ATC judges hearing high-profile cases.

They promised to ensure that judges will be provided fool-proof security as per the standard operating procedures.

The court reserved judgment on the case and will announce its verdict on September 17.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th,  2015.

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