Sectarian killer remanded on 14-day physical remand

KARACHI: Administrative judge of Anti-Terrorism Courts, Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto of Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday handed over an accused Dr Gul Hasan Zaidi, a deputy director at Dow medical college, to police on 14-day physical remand in a Pesh Imam murder case.

Police produced Zaidi before administrative judge amid tight security. The Investigating Officer (IO) requested the court to grant the remand of the accused as he is required for investigation. The court accepted the police’s request and remanded the suspects to their custody for 14 days.

According to police, the accused was involved in sectarian killing as he was involved in murdering Pesh Imam Moulana Yasir, affiliated with Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamat (ASWJ). Moulana Yasir was gunned down when he was coming out of Mosque after Friday’s prayer on 27th February 2015 in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Johar area.

The deputy director at Dow medical college had also been interrogated by the Rangers for his alleged involvement in offences came within the ambit of Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, when he remained in their detention for the period of three months.