ATC acquits five alleged target killers of MQM-London
KARACHI (92 News) – An anti-terrorism court (ATC) acquitted five alleged target killers of MQM-London on Tuesday due to lack of evidence in kidnapping, murder and other heinous crimes.
The ATC acquitted Nooruddin alias Lal Bal, Mommad Kamran alias Mechanic, Younus alias Lamba, Salahuddin and Asif alias Mistri over lack of evidence.
In its verdict, the court said that the confessional statement of accused Nooruddin was not of any legal value, so as the accused charged of their involved in kidnapping, murder, rape and other heinour crimes are being acquitted due to lack of evidence.
The ATC also acquitted four absconders, Saleem Shaikh, Hayat, Raja and Rashid Jameel, for the same reason.
Earlier, the cases were registered against the accused at Pakistan Bazaar and Pirabad police stations of Karachi. The police claim arrest of target killers having political affiliations and their involvement in killings and other heinous crime in the metropolis.