KARACHI: A judicial magistrate today extended the remand of prime suspect’s by three more days in lieu of investigating the murder case of college student Zafir near Karachi’s Do Darya area. The investigating officer of the case had produced Khawar Hussain Burney, the accused, before the magistrate and requested that the court extend his remand for 10 more days.
The magistrate, however, agreed to only a three-day extension. During proceedings, the prosecution’s lawyer pleaded that the court add Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act to the case against the suspect, “as his actions had spread terror.” However, the investigating officer (IO) does not want the inclusion of 7-ATA to the charges against the accused, the prosecutor said.
The IO has also named three brothers, Haider Hussain Burney, Hasan Hussain Burney and Hasnain Hussain Burney; Raza Hussain Burney and his brother Haris Hussain Burney; Danish, Hammad, Abdul Rehman, Noman, Umar Pirwani; and a woman, Mehak, as co-accused in the remand papers. They are all currently absconding.
Police said that the suspects had gunned down the 18-year-old college student, Zafir Ahmed Zuberi, and caused injuries to his friend Zaid on Abdul Sattar Edhi Avenue near Seaview beach on Dec 3 after the victims hit motorcyclist Dr Abdul Raheem with their car. The suspects had chased the victims and opened indiscriminate fire on them in what seemed to be an act of vengeance. A case was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 (attempted murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the deceased’s father, Fahim Ahmed Zuberi, at the Sahil Police Station. -Agencies