KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) acquitted an alleged activist of Al-Qaida in illicit weapons and explosives material case.
Shaikh Adil Abu Zaman was not found guilty in possession of illegal weapons and explosive substance by the court.
ATC judge pronounced the verdict after recording evidences, statements of witnesses and final arguments from both sides. Earlier the same court reserved the verdict on 8 December. The court acquitted an alleged Al-Qaida activist Shaikh Adil Abu Zaman, due to lack of evidences against him.
According to the prosecution, police claimed arresting Abu in a raid at Baloch Colony on 25 October 2013 and recovered two hand grenades, 30 bullets and two Kalashnikovs from his possession.
A case FIR was registered at Baloch Colony police station under section 4/5(explosives material act) and 23IA (illegal weapon possession act) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.