KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday acquitted alleged Lyari kingpin Uzair Baloch and MQM’s Shaikh Sher Mohammad Sheroo in a 2013 case pertaining to kidnapping and murder of two Rangers personnel.
The court announced the reserved verdict, acquitting them for lack of evidence.
A defence lawyer said that the prosecution failed to place on record concrete evidence to substantiate the kidnap and murder charges against Uzair Baloch and Sher Mohammad.
According to the police, the suspects had kidnapped and murdered two Rangers personnel – Havaldar Muneer Ahmed and Havaldar Ejaz Ahmed – within the jurisdiction of the Pak Colony police station in 2013.
Their bodies were found in the Mewashah graveyard on March 7, 2013, the police said.
According to a joint investigation team (JIT), both the Rangers personnel were on intelligence duty when they were kidnapped.
At the previous hearing, the counsel for Sher Mohammad argued that his client was affiliated with the MQM. “Lyari gang war and the MQM have serious differences, Sher Mohammad has been booked in the case owing to political
differences,” the counsel said.
“How can an ailing old man kill the trained security personnel,” he argued.
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