Zehra murder accused remanded to jail custody for seven days

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court-III (ATC-III) on Wednesday remanded two accused, Mohammad Rashid alias Master and Zahid Abbas Zaidi, to jail custody till 22 October 2014 in a Zehra Shahid murder case.

Police produced the accused before ATC-III judge under tight security. The Investigation Officer submitted before the court that accused were no more required for investigation. The court remanded the accused to jail custody for seven days with the direction to jail authorities to produce the accused on 23rd Octobber.

According to prosecution, Mohammad Rashid was arrested on 25 September and remanded to police custody from 26 September to 14 October, while Zahid Abbas Zaidi was arrested on 2 October and remanded to police custody from 3 to 14 October.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s one of the founding leader Zahra Shahid was gunned down soon after the general elections in 2013 outside her home in Defense on 18 May 2013.

The case FIR 198/2013 was registered under Section 302 premeditated murder and 34 common intention of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti Terrorism Act at the Gizri police station.

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