Five MQM workers’ remand extended for five days

KARACHI: Administrative judge of Anti-Terrorism Courts, Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, extended the remand of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s five workers to police for five days in riot and murder attempt cases.

Police produced Naveed, Javaid, Mehmood, Faizan, and Babar before the administrative judge amid tight security. The Investigating Officer (IO) requested the judge to extend the remand of the accused as they are required for more investigation as well as for their identification parade. The court accepted IO’s request and remanded the accused to the police custody for five days.

According to police, all the accused were involved in rioting and attempting to kill workers of their rival party on 10th October 2015 in Karachi’s Malir area. IO informed that accused were involved in rioting and injuring three workers of their rival party Muhajir Qaumi Movement during a clash on 10th October.

However, one of the five accused men refuted the police’s claim and stated that he was arrested by the Rangers while collecting cattle hides on Eid-ul-Azha. During the hearing, the judge asked the suspect that have police maltreated them in their custody. One of the accused complained of maltreatment by police.