Accused remand extended in Zehra murder case

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court II (ATC II) on Friday extended the remand of two accused Muhammad Rashid and Zahid Abbas Zaidi to police custody till 13 October 2014 in Zehra Shahid murder case.

Police produced the accused before ATC II judge under tight security.

Investigation officer Mubeen Ahmed requested the court to allow the further physical remand of the two under detention accused as the police wanted to further investigate them so that the whereabouts of their absconding accomplices could be ascertained and they could be arrested.

The court accepted the police request and remanded the accused to police custody till 13 October.

According to prosecution Muhammad Rashid was arrested on 25 September and remanded to police custody from 26 September to 9 October while Zahid Abbas Zaidi was arrested on 2 October and remanded to police custody from 3 to 9 October.

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf founding leader Zahra Shahid was gunned down soon after the general elections in 2013 outside her home in Defence 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.