RAWALPINDI – An anti-terrorism court on Saturday granted seven-day physical remand of the six accused who allegedly murdered six members of a family in Gulistan Colony over petty dispute.
The court also sent a woman accused to Adiala Jail on the judicial remand for 14 days. The court ordered police to reproduce the accused on August 18, 2012 before the court for further proceeding of the case.
According to details, Police Station Civil Line Station House Officer (SHO) Raja Shakeel, who is handling the case, produced the accused before ATC No 2 Judge Rana Masood Akhter amid tight security. The investigation officer filed an application before the court and sought 10 days physical custody of the accused. However the judge, while rejecting the plea of police, granted police the physical remand of six accused Muhammad Shakeel, Tanveer Ahmed, Zohaib Ahmed, Muhammad Ali, Bilal Qureshi and Fiaz Siddiqui for seven 7 days, besides sending the woman accused Shameem Akhter to Adyala Jail on judicial remand for 14 days.
Later, the court deferred the hearing till August 18, 2012.
It is pertinent to mention here that the accused along with some other culprits that still at large gunned down 6 members of a family while injuring many others during an armed assault at Gulistan Colony over petty dispute three days before. A murder case was registered with PS Civil Line while police nabbed 7 accused including a woman in connection with this mass murder at Gulistan Colony that shocked the whole city.
Meanwhile, a dacoit was killed while other arrested in an alleged police encounter in Kotha Kallan within the precincts Police Station Morgah area in the wee hours on Saturday.
However, three dacoits managed to flee the scene while taking advantage of darkness. Police also recovered a loaded Kalashnikov and 30-bore pistol from the under custody dacoit.
According to police spokesman Inspector Raja Fayyaz, Central Investigating Agency (CIA) received information that a total of 5 dacoits were sitting near the resident of Chaudhry Tariq at Kotha Kallan and planning to commit robbery anywhere.
Taking action, CIA conducted a raid at 2:30am to capture the dacoits. But, the armed robbers opened fire on the police and as a result of retaliation, a dacoit received serious injuries while the other was arrested. Nonetheless, the three others robbers managed to escape because of darkness.
The wounded robber, who identified as Reham Ullah son of Abdul Raheem hails from Jalala Abad Afghanistan, was on his way to District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) when he succumbed to his injuries, the spokesman said in addition with the detainee robber ascertained as Noor Muhammad son of Abdul Hameed belonged to Afghanistan.
Abdul Hammed son of Malang Khan, Ismail son of Allah Muhammad and Fareed Khan son of Abdul Baqi were among the robbers, who run away, Fayyaz added.
The dacoit gang was considered as a sign of terror in the city and also wanted police for its hand in many street crimes and house robberies, said police spokesman.
City Police Officer (CPO) Azhar Hameed Khokher confirmed the encounter saying police were struggling hard to arrest the three escaped robbers. He also announced cash prizes and commemoration certificates for raiding police party.