Thursday, February 9

IO asked to submit charge sheet in illegal weapon case

KARACHI:A Judicial Magistrate on Wednesday gave more time to investigating officer, asking him to submit charge sheet till April 5 against a gang of four men allegedly involved in gang rape and blackmailing.

Four suspects – Daniyal Ahmed Solangi, Afaq Ahmed, Asad Khan Niazi and Ghufran Mirza – were arrested from Samanabad on the 16th March during an intelligence-based raid conducted on a public park.

The investigation officer produced them in the court of the judicial magistrate (Central) on Wednesday said that as investigation against the accused is under way; therefore, more time should be given to submit charge sheet against the accused.

Later, the court granted permission to the IO to submit charge sheet against the suspects till April 5.

The accused were arrested from Samanabad in an illegal weapons case. However, during investigation some objectionable videos were also found from their phones, which suggested that they had also been involved in gang-rape and blackmail of several women.

According to the IO, during interrogation, Ghufran Mirza, one of the accused, confessed in a video statement that they have been involved in rape and other criminal activities.

Mirza claimed that one of the accused is maternal grandson of a politician, another doctor and yet another son of a bus conductor, the IO said.

However, so far the accused are booked only in a case for possessing illicit weapon.