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ATC gives MQM leader in 90-day Rangers' remand.

Byline: Naimat Khan

KARACHI -- An Anti terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi given MQM leader and former in-charge of its Rabita Committee Qamar Mansoor and two others arrested from Nine Zero in a midnight raid before Eid in connection with facilitating hate speech against the country armed forces, into 90-day Rangers remand. On the outset of proceedings in the court of ATC No-II the Rangers counsel requested the judge to give the accused in 90-days remand for interrogating the hate speech by Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain.

The court, while accepting the plea, given Mansoor and two other accused in the Rangers remand on the completion of which a challan will be presented in the court.

On Monday a judicial magistrate had sent the accused on a three day transit remand in the Rangers Custody.

Mansoor was arrested, along with-In Charge Rabita Committee Kaiful Waran and two others, from Nine Zero on Midnight raid and remained in the Rangers detention till they produced him before the judicial magistrate.

DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akber in his tweet on social media website had said that MQM leaders were arrested for their alleged facilitation of hate speech by MQM leader Altaf Hussain. However, Kaiful Waran was released after brief interrogation while Qamar Mansoor was presented before the judicial magistrate.

In the court of judicial magistrate, Rangers counsel had maintained that since there were Eid holidays, the accused couldn be presented in the anti terrorism court. The Counsel prayed that Masnoor should be given on the transit remand to the Rangers.

The court while directing Rangers to present him before the ATC on next working work day, had accepted the plea of transit Remand. It is pertinent to mention that Judicial magistrate district central on special duty remanded Mansoor on Sunday in response to the Rangers' request until courts re-open after gazetted Eid holidays.

Friday's was the second raid by Rangers on Nine Zero this year.

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Date:Jul 23, 2015
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