KARACHI - Advocate Naimat Ali Randhwa’s body will be exhumed on Friday (today). A seven-member team, headed by a police surgeon, will exhume his body.
Randhawa, a legal adviser of PML-N, came under gunfire assault on September 26th when he was going home along with his son in Nazimabad area.
The injured father and son were rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where Randhawa succumbed to injuries. Few days after his murder, Additional IGP Shahid Hayat addressed a Press conference in Karachi and said that Rizvi, the murderer, belongs to a local political party, adding, that he was involved in murder of senior lawyer for pursuing TV reporter Wali Khan Babar’s murder case.
Earlier, another eyewitness identified Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) affiliated Kazim Abbas Rizvi as alleged killer in the murder case of Randhawa during an identification parade at the Judicial Magistrate Court in Karachi on Thursday.
Earlier, a second eyewitness to the killing of Advocate Naimat Ali Randhawa, whose identity was withheld for security reasons, identified on Thursday Kazim Abbas Rizvi, a worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, as one of the killers in the court of a Judicial Magistrate. The witness said he saw the suspect who was driving a motorbike fire gunshots at Advocate Randhawa.
Suspect Rizvi and the witness, with their faces muffled, were brought amid tightened security to the Judicial Magistrate’s court.
Earlier on Oct 5, the first eyewitness, whose identity was also withheld for security reasons, identified Rizvi as among the killers. The first witness had rightly picked out the suspected killer from a set of dummies.
Rizvi, who was arrested on Sept 30th, was earlier given in police custody till Oct 18 for interrogation and investigation.
On Oct 1, Karachi police chief Shahid Hayat had said that the suspect Rizvi was associated with the Unit 178 of the MQM organisational structure, adding, that during the initial investigation, the suspect had confessed to killing Advocate Randhawa.
He had said that the suspect had killed the lawyer for pursuing the case of TV reporter Wali Khan Babar who had been killed in 2011.
The suspect is also involved in targeted killings of eight other people, DIG Hayat had said during the Oct 1 briefing, adding, that raids were being carried out to arrest three other accomplices of the suspect.
Randhawa, a senior lawyer, who was also a leader of the PML-N legal wing for Sindh, was shot dead in an attack in the North Nazimabad area on Sept 26th. The attack had also left his son injured.
The suspect’s arrest and the allegations levelled against him by DIG Hayat had drawn criticism from MQM’s Coordination Committee.