KARACHI: The antiterrorism court has accused a target killer in cases relating to the killing of an officer of a district city company.
Raeesuddin, aka Mama, the former Korangi sector responsible for the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, has been accused of killing an Amir Zai DMC recovery officer in October 2013 in Korangi.
An ATC judge, who conducted a trial at the judicial complex inside the central prison, read out the charges against the defendant. However, he pleaded not guilty and chose to oppose the allegations.
The court summoned the prosecution witnesses with direction to record their testimony on 3 August.
Prosecutors said that the defendant with his accomplices Jibran, Feroze, Khurram Butt and others had killed the victim on the orders of former Karachi MZM Karachi Tanzeemi Committee chairman Hammad Siddiqui.
A case was registered under Sections 302 (sentence for premeditated murder), 109 (abetment) and 34 (general intent) of the Pakistan Penal Code which is read under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 concerning the complaint of the victim’s brother at the police station Korangi
The prosecutor said that the defendant was a target killer and belonged to MQM-London and he was allegedly involved in many cases of murder, extortion, etc.
Police said the suspect had fled the country in 2014 to avoid arrest. He was arrested by Interpol in Malaysia in 2017 after his red warrant was issued and his name was put on the exit control list in 2015.
Published in Dawn, July 29, 2020
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