July 16, 2017

ATC rejects Achakzai’s bail plea in sergeant killing case

QUETTA: The Anti Terrorism Court (ATC), Quetta 1, on Saturday rejected bail application of Balochistan MPA Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai in the case pertaining to the killing of a traffic sergeant in a vehicular accident. Traffic sergeant Haji Attaullah had been run over by the provincial legislator in June. Police had initially registered a first investigation report (FIR) against an unknown accused. Achakzai was only arrested after a video of the hit and run was shared widely on social media prompting the authorities to take action against the legislator. The counsel for Achakzai had submitted the bail application before ATC Judge Dawood Khan Nasar. The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, on June 28 took a suo moto notice of the incident and summoned a detailed report from the Balochistan police. After reports of a comprise with the MPA surfaced, the deceased traffic policeman’s son denied any such agreement. Neither have we reached any agreement nor are we willing to compromise, Attaulla’s son Moazzam said. During his judicial remand, two other criminal cases surfaced against the MPA in which his remand has been ordered by the court. --Sabah


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