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Suspect remanded in KU teacher murder case
« on: June 16, 2015, 01:58:44 PM »
Suspect remanded in KU teacher murder case
KARACHI:June 16: An antiterrorism court on Monday remanded till June 29 a suspect in police custody in a case pertaining to the murder of a Karachi University teacher.

Sami-uz-Zaman has been booked and arrested for allegedly killing Dr Syed Waheedur Rehman, better known by his pen name Yasir Rizvi, in a drive-by shooting near the Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases in F B Area on April 29.

The police produced the suspect in court stating that he was a KU employee who disclosed his involvement in the case. The investigation officer sought custody of the suspect for questioning.

The judge of the ATC-II remanded the suspect in police custody for two weeks and asked the IO to file a progress report on the next date.

A case was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 at the Yousuf Plaza police station.

Meanwhile, the same court also remanded a suspect in police custody in a double murder case.

The police produced Umair Hassan Siddiqui, said to be a political activist, in court and submitted that the Rangers placed him under 90-day preventive detention in March and he disclosed his alleged involvement in dozens of cases pertaining to targeted killing before a joint investigation team.

The police sought his custody in a case pertaining to killing of two men in Gulshan-i-Maymar in 2013.

The suspect informed the court about maltreatment by Rangers and police. The court remanded him in police custody for 10 days.

Remand extended

Another ATC extended the police remand of three suspects in four cases pertaining to the murder of social and human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud and five policemen till June 28.

After the end of their first remand, the police produced Tahir Hussain Minhas alias Sain, Saad Aziz alias Tin Tin alias John and Asad-ur-Rehman alias Malik in court and sought an extension in their remand till June 28.

The police informed the court that the same suspects were also on police remand till June 28 in the Safoora bus carnage case.

Judge Saleem Raza Baloch of the ATC-III extended the remand of the suspects.

Sabeen Mahmud, who founded the social forum T2F, was gunned down on April 24 in Defence Housing Authority.

The suspects were also booked for killing three policemen on M A Jinnah Road within the jurisdiction of the Preedy police station and two others in the Arambagh area on March 10.Published in Dawn, June 16th, 2015.
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