Randhawa murder case hearing adjourned

Karachi :  An Anti-Terrorism Court-II (ATC-11) on Friday adjourned the hearing of Advocate Naimat Ali Randhawa’s murder case after it was informed that accused Syed Kazim Abbas Rizvi was not produced because the trial was notified in jail due to security concerns.

Rizvi’s lawyer requested the court that his client’s eye side is week. The court directed jail superintendent to produce medical reports of accused during next hearing to be held on 6th February 2014.

According to the prosecution, advocate Randhawa along with his son was returning home when their vehicle came under an armed attack in North Nazimabad on 26 September in which he was killed and his son injured.

Randhawa was also a former prosecutor at an anti-terrorism court and a leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz legal wing in Sindh.

The suspect Rizvi belonged to Unit 178 of MQM’s organisational structure and was arrested during a joint action by police and Rangers on 30 September 2013 in Gizri, police said.

A case (FIR 280/13) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 on a complaint of the victim’s son at the North Nazimabad police station.

The police also claimed to have recovered unlicensed pistol from the suspect at the time of his arrest.

He was also booked in another case (FIR 396/13) under Section 23-1 (A) of the Sindh Arms Ordinance at Gizri police station.

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