Three extortionists remanded in police custody

November 11, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Anti-Terrorism Court-I (ATC-I) on Monday remanded three alleged extortionists, Faraz-ul-Hassan, Nadeem-ul-Hassan and Rahil Iqbal to police custody till 24 November 2013.

Police produced the accused before ATC-I Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso under tight security.

According to the prosecution, the accused had demanded Rs7500000 ‘protection money’ from Mohammad Qasim, a resident of Gulshan-e-Iqbal and hurled him threat of killing in case of non-payment.

The Investigation Officer (IO) of the case submitted that police needed their physical custody to trace their connections and arrest other accomplices in the crime; however, the court accepted request and directed the police to produce investigation report on next hearing.

A police party had arrested the accused on 08-11-2013 after an encounter.

FIR 260/2013 was lodged on behalf of the State at Aziz Bhatti Police Station.