ATC records IO statement in Nine Zero weapons case
KARACHI:An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday recorded the statement of Investigation Office (IO) in a case pertaining to the recovery of arms and ammunition from Nine Zero, the headquarters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
The court recorded IO Jawad Akhtar’s statement in the case. Later, the court adjourned the hearing till August 13. However, the court will record statements of other witnesses in the case on the abovementioned date.
Faisal alias Mota, Ubaid alias K2, Aamir alias Sarphatta, along with 15 suspects, were presented before the court amid tight security.
On March 12, 2015, the Sindh Rangers had conducted the raid at the MQM’s headquarter Nine-Zero, and arrested several convicted and wanted criminals.
The paramilitary force had claimed that it had recovered an enormous quantity of arms and ammunition, walkie talkies, binoculars and other military gear used by Nato forces during the operation.
In his statement, the Rangers spokesperson had said that the arms cache recovered by the paramilitary personnel during the operation included LMGs, SMGs, M4 rifles, G3 rifles, repeaters and pistols.
He had said that the law enforcers were provided 107 arms licenses, out of which 71 were bona fide, while 36 licenses did not match with recovered weapons.