SHC turns down MQM worker bail plea in kidnapping, murder case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday turned down the bail application of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker Zeeshan Ahmed in a case pertaining to killing a man after kidnapping.

The SHC bench headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto heard the bail plea of Zeeshan, requesting it to grant him a bail as according to him, he has nothing to do with the charges labelled against him. His counsel requested the court to release the suspect on bail.

According to the prosecution, the accused along with his accomplices was involved in kidnapping a citizen namely Kashif and later killing him in 2008. He said that Zeeshan was an employee of a private bank’s Karachi University branch and was arrested by the Rangers in targeted operation. The prosecutor maintained that the case was currently being tried in Anti-Terrorism Court; therefore the bail application should be rejected.

After hearing the arguments from both sides, the bench rejected the bail application and directed the trial court to decide the case on merit within two months.