Lashari murder case: ATC dismisses applications of accused

November 25, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court-III (ATC-III) on Wednesday dismissed applications filed by accused, Salman Abro, in Suleman Lashari murder case. Abro, the main suspect of the case, had filed different applications in ATC in his defence. Through an application under section 256 (k) of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), the court had been requested to acquit the suspect while through another application, the suspect had pleaded transfer of the case to a regular court. The other applications include sections pertaining to human rights violation and legal objection on the charge sheet of the case.

ATC-III judge pronounced its verdict on applications filed by accused after hearing arguments from prosecutor and defense lawyers. Lashari, an 18-year-old student, was killed by his friend Salman Abro in Defense Housing Authority (DHA) following a quarrel on 8 May 2014. Abro, who is son of a police officer, was also injured when one of the victim’s guards returned fire.

A case FIR 235/14 was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 (attempted murder), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupee) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, on the complaint of a brother of the deceased at the Darakhshan police station.

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