ATC Multan frees Chotu Gang chief over advantage of doubt

MULTAN: An anti-terrorism courtroom (ATC) has on Friday set freed Ghulam Rasool alias ‘chotu’, a most important suspect of ‘Chotu Gang’ alongside together with his 4 different companions, ARY Information reported.

Ghulam Rasool alongside along with her confederate had been held over fees of firing upon police, restoration of explosives materials together with rocket launchers from their custody.

The suspects had been declared harmless and had been freed over advantage of doubt by the ATC choose Masood Arshad in a case registered at Rajanpur Police Station, Mazari goth in 2009.

Earlier in March, not less than 20 gangsters together with these affiliated with notorious Chotu gang had been awarded demise sentence by the anti-terrorism courtroom Multan on fees of killing policemen in 2016.

Learn extra: Safety forces seize ‘Chotu Gang’ chief after 20-day battle

Police had sought assist of Military and Rangers on April 13, 2016, within the battle towards Chotu Gang in Rajanpur district following deaths of six policemen together with a station home officer (SHO).

The river forests in Sindh and southern belt of Punjab have remained a hotbed of bandit gangs concerned in kidnappings and different crimes on each banks of the Indus River.

The areas are inaccessible and nearly remained a no-go space for police and different regulation enforcement businesses – thus a perfect refuge for the outlaws working within the area.



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ATC adjourns listening to following absence of IO in policemen homicide case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism courtroom (ATC) in Karachi has adjourned the listening to of two policemen homicide case following the absence of the investigation officer, ARY Information reported on Tuesday.

The ATC resumed the listening to of the policemen homicide case, nonetheless, the involved authorities didn’t produce an arrested accused Mirza Umar earlier than the courtroom.

The prosecution mentioned it’s a excessive profile case and the accused can’t be produced as a result of safety danger. Furthermore, the courtroom has not obtained the notification for operating the jail trial within the case.

It’s noteworthy to say right here that the courtroom had ordered to dam nationwide identification playing cards of the absconders. Later, the ATC choose ordered the investigation officer to provide absconders and adjourned the listening to until January 22.

Learn: MQM-London goal killer, confederate arrested in Karachi

Earlier in September final 12 months, the police officers had claimed to arrest two suspected goal killers related to Muttahida Qaumi Motion-London (MQM-L) throughout motion in Orangi City space of Karachi.

“Appearing on a tip-off, the police performed in Orangi City and arrested two goal killers related to MQM-L”, the police mentioned.

The goal killers have been recognized as Faraz Fajju and Zeeshan Chilli, who have been wished to the police in homicide instances of policemen and others.



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Seven sentenced to life in jail for kidnapping minor boy

ATTOCK: An anti-terrorism court docket (ATC) pronounced seven individuals together with a married couple to life imprisonment on two counts for kidnapping an eleven-year-old boy in 2019, ARY Information reported on Thursday.

The boy had been kidnapped from Mirza village of Attock by the culprits who had demanded Rs800,000 ransom cash. Nonetheless, their abduction for ransom plan had been foiled by native police as they recovered the kidnapped baby inside 24 hours.

The court docket in its judgement additionally ordered to grab all properties of the culprits moreover saying jail time period for all times within the case.

Learn: ATC sentences Chotu Gang chief to 298 years in jail

Earlier in November final 12 months, an anti-terrorism court docket in Karachi had awarded capital punishment to seven convicts, a lady amongst them, in a case pertaining to the kidnapping and homicide of a tenth grader.

The court docket discovered Raeema, Asif, Babil, Zia, Jaseem, Tafazul Haseen, and Ahmed Ali responsible of kidnapping Muhammad Arshad for ransom and later killing him upon his dad and mom’ failure to pay safety cash.

The convict had kidnapped the boy again in 2013 from throughout the jurisdiction of Aziz Bhatti police station and demanded Rs5 million for his protected launch, in response to the prosecution.



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Decide video scandal case transferred to ATC

ISLAMABAD: The cyber crimes court docket on Thursday transferred the choose video scandal case to the anti-terrorist court docket (ATC), ARY Information reported.

Particular choose of the cyber crimes court docket Tahir Mehmood Khan introduced the decision.

The case has been transferred to the ATC on the request of the Federal Investigation Company (FIA).

“Now the case can be heard by the ATC”, the decision of the court docket reads. The pleas of the accused for acquittal from the case will now to be taken up by the ATC too.

Two accused, together with nephew of Nasir Butt, fundamental character behind the choose video scandal, are in Adiala jail on judicial remand.

Earlier the court docket had rejected FIA’s plea to switch the case to ATC and had directed to submit full challan towards the accused.

Learn extra: SC wraps up Nawaz Sharif’s evaluate petition in choose video scandal case

Addressing a press convention alongside prime PML-N management on July 6, Maryam Nawaz had proven reporters a video by which accountability court docket choose Arshad Malik may be heard saying that there was “no proof of corruption towards the deposed premier” within the Al-Azizia reference.

Decide Arshad Malik, who sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to jail, had denied Maryam Nawaz’s allegations that the choose was blackmailed into convicting Nawaz with none proof.



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ATC extends bail of PM Imran Khan’s nephew, others in PIC case

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism courtroom (ATC) in Lahore on Monday prolonged interim bail of Hassan Niazi, nephew of Prime Minister Imran Khan, and 9 different attorneys within the Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC) assault case, ARY Information reported.

The choose prolonged their bail till Jan 15 and directed all of the accused to seem earlier than the investigation officer for his or her photographic take a look at.

The investigation officer advised the courtroom {that a} forensic lab has been supplied with video clips and pictures of the lawyer’s hooliganism exterior the PIC for the take a look at.

At a earlier listening to on Jan 2, the courtroom had granted recent interim bail to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s nephew Barrister Hassan Niazi within the PIC assault case. It had additionally authorised bail of 9 different attorneys till Jan 6.

On the outset of the listening to, Hassan Niazi got here in for flak for turning up late earlier than the courtroom.

Irked by his showing late, the choose cancelled the premier’s nephew’s interim bail regretting he confirmed up late regardless of being a lawyer.

Niazi supplied his unconditional apology over his act and filed an utility looking for bail within the case afresh.

Learn Extra: PM’s nephew Hassan Niazi will get bail in PIC assault case

The choose granted bail to the candidates, together with Niazi, topic to submission of a surety bond price Rs100,000.

Abdul Rehman Jatt, Chaudhry Muzamil, Syed Zain, Usama, Umar Gouri, Rana Adeel, Sikandar Siddique, Abdul Javed Malik, and Abdul Majid had been the others whose bail pleas had been accepted by the courtroom.

A bunch of greater than 200 attorneys, who had an ongoing ‘tussle’ with the medical doctors of the PIC, had stormed the hospital final week, vandalised property and broken dozens of automobiles. Additionally they set ablaze a police van throughout their assault. A minimum of 52 attorneys had been arrested after the assault and introduced earlier than the courtroom.

Two FIRs had been registered in opposition to over 250 attorneys who attacked Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore.



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ATC adjourns listening to of hate speech case towards MQM founder

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism courtroom in Karachi has adjourned the listening to of two circumstances associated to hate speech delivered by the Muttahida Qaumi Motion (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain, ARY Information reported on Wednesday.

The instructions for transferring the case to ATC courtroom #1 weren’t issued as but. Throughout the listening to, the investigation officer instructed the courtroom that a number of politicians together with Farooq Sattar, Waseem Akhtar, Amir Khan and others are nominated within the case.

The officer added that no evidences have been discovered towards the accused individuals relating to their facilitation to the hate speech by MQM founder. He pleaded ATC decide to transform the 2 associated circumstances into Class-A after submitting its probe report. The report said that the complainants within the case together with Gul Khan and Hashim have modified their residential addresses whereas no info was discovered relating to their new residences.

Later, the ATC adjourned the listening to until January 11.

Learn: Goal killer holds MQM founder answerable for his situation

It’s pertinent to notice right here that MQM founder is presently main the celebration’s politically defunct London chapter. He had been charged by Metropolitan Police on October 10 over frightening individuals to unfold violence by his hate speech in August 2016 from London.

The MQM founder was charged by the Metropolitan Police underneath terrorism act upon his arrival at Southwark police station. Altaf Hussain was produced earlier than District Choose Emma Arbuthnot, Chief Justice of the Peace at Westminster Court docket, the place he was granted conditional bail.

Hussain had appeared on the police station for the third time over the costs of hate speech which he had delivered from London to a rally in Karachi. The inciting speech had led to an assault on ARY Information’ workplace within the metropolis.



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