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ATC reissues warrants for Altaf, 6 MQM workers in murder case

KARACHI, June 28 (WNP): An antiterrorism court Friday reissued non-bailable warrants for the arrest of seven suspects, including Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain, in a case pertaining to the murder of two Pak Sarzameen Party activists.

Police detained and booked nine suspects for allegedly murdering Naeem Ramzan and Azhar Rehmatullah and injuring Fahad Hussain and Mohammad Yasir in Rizvia Society on Dec 23, 2018.

The MQM supremo along with six others, said to be associated with the MQM, were shown as absconders in the case pertaining to attack on the office of the rival party led by estranged leader Mustafa Kamal.

On Friday, the matter came up before the ATC-XIV judge, who is conducting the trial in the judicial complex inside the central prison, when nine detained suspects were produced from prison.

The investigating officer filed a report regarding non-bailable warrants issued for the arrest of the seven alleged accomplices of the detained men, including the MQM supremo, who are absconding in the case.

The IO informed that the arrest warrants issued by the court on the last date could not be executed on the suspects, who were still at large and could not be arrested. He requested for more time to do the same.

The judge allowed time and repeated non-bailable arrest warrants for the absconders, directing the IO to arrest and produce them before the court on the next date and fixed the matter on July 19.

Others shown absconder in the case include Asif Hasnain Siddiqui; M. Jameel, alias Kashif; M. Asad Khan, alias Umar; M. Saleem, alias Belgium; Junaid, alias Awais and Bisma Naz.

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