Witness testifies in bank heist, murder case
KARACHI, Feb 18: A prosecution witness has recorded his statement before an anti-terrorism court in a bank robbery and murder case.
Mohammad Qasim Toori, Danish alias Talha and Abid Ali, said to be associated with banned militant outfit Jundullah, along with their absconding accomplices have been charged with looting Rs5.03 million from a bank and killing a policeman, a security gaud and a passer-by in October 2007 in the Saudabad area.
The witness, bank manger Mustafa Ghazali, who was also a complainant in the case, appeared in court and recorded his statement.
However, during his evidence, the witness neither deposed against the accused nor identified them in the present case.
Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso of the ATC-I, who was conducting the trial inside the Karachi central prison, adjourned the hearing till Feb 25 for further evidence of prosecution witnesses.
A case (FIR 223/07) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 (attempted murder), 396 (dacoity with murder), 397 (robbery or dacoity with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 at the Saudabad police station.