SHC wants police file, evidence against Kamran Madhuri, others

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered investigators to submit copies of the police file and related evidence against high profile target killer Kamran Madhuri and four others.

The orders were made on applications filed on behalf of the suspects.

On Tuesday, the suspects were presented before a two-member bench. According to the prosecution, the suspects were involved in a police van attack in Chakra Goth.

The incident, the prosecution claimed, resulted in the killing of six police officers and injured several citizens.

An identification parade of the suspects was completed before a judicial magistrate, the prosecution maintained, adding that the suspects were booked in several other cases of murder and terrorism.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has already rejected a bail application filed on behalf of the suspects. The court ordered the prosecution to present records of the identity parade, police file and other evidence by July 10.

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Intezar murder case

Meanwhile, the SHC ordered the prosecutors and parties in the Intezar murder case to file their comments on bail applications of the suspects by July 19.

Suspects Tariq Rahim and Tariq Mehmood were presented before the two-member bench for the case hearing.

After submitting his affidavit to the court, the counsel for Intezar, Advocate Salahuddin Panhwar maintained that Intezar was killed by police officers and hence, the court should allow time for prosecution.

The bench admitted the request and ordered that copies of the police file and bail applications be handed over to the counsel.

The bench summoned the prosecutors and other parties on July 19.

According to the police, Rahim has already been awarded interim bail while Mehmood remains in jail.

In a previous hearing conducted by an ATC, bail applications filed by Mehmood and others were rejected.

Intezar was shot dead on January 13 on Khayaban-e-Ittehad in the upscale Defence Housing Authority neighbourhood after officials and personnel of the Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) resorted to indiscriminate fire on his white-coloured Toyota Corolla, killing the victim on the spot.

Although the police had initially claimed that the boy was killed in an act of targeted killing by at least two armed assailants riding a motorcycle, it was later revealed that the ACLC officials and police personnel were behind the brutal killing.

The police arrested eight ACLC officers for their alleged involvement in the murder.

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Perween Rahman case

While hearing the murder case of Orangi Pilot Project Director Perween Rahman, the bench granted time to the plaintiff till July 19 to present evidence against the bail plea of Ayaz Swati and Ahmed Afridi, who are both members of a banned organisation and accused of Rahman’s murder.

The plantiff’s laywer, Salahuddin Pahnoor, requested for time to present evidence. He argued that the plaintiff has died so he will give detailed evidence after consulting the murdered victim’s legal heirs.

According to the police, five members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban have been indicted. The suspects include Ayaz, Ahmed alias Papu Kashmiri, Imran Swati and Raheem Swati, while Moosa and Shaldar Khan are absconding.

The suspects are accused of Rahman’s murder in January, 2013.

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Plea against delayed exam results

Meanwhile, Nazir Ahmed Dhoon moved a petition at the SHC challenging delays in the results of the Sindh universities and educational boards. The educational boards’ managements, including the Sindh government and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have been made respondents in the petition.

The application cited fraud and corruption as reasons behind the delay. The NAB has been made respondent in the petition due to its silence over massive corruption.

It takes a year to declare the results which puts a year of the students at stake. The different result schedule of the education boards in Sindh deprives students of various regions from admission to higher institutions.

A further delay in the award of the marks certificate after the result is also observed. The petition requested fixing four months to announce the examination results.

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