Osama murder: Accused have confessed to crime, IO informs court

Osama murder: Accused have confessed to crime, IO informs court

ISLAMABAD – An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday extended physical remand of the five arrested policemen in the Osama Satti murder case.

The five accused were presented before court as Judge Raja Jawad Abbas heard the case. The accused include Muddasir, Shakeel, Mohammad Mustafa, Saeed Ahmed and Iftikhar Ahmed.

During the hearing, the judge asked the investigation officer (IO) about progress thus far made in investigation, to which the latter replied that the accused have confessed to the crime. He quoted them as saying that an innocent citizen lost his life because of their fault.

The IO requested the judge to extend physical remand of the accused by five days. He said their statement under section 364 of CrPC will be recorded, due to which their custody is required. Accepting his plea, the court granted a five-day extension in the accused’s physical remand.

Later, the court extended the remand of accused for five days and ordered to present them on January 18.

Earlier, the five Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel were taken into custody for indiscriminately gunning down 22-year-old Osama in the Sector G-10 area on Srignagar Highway within the jurisdiction of Ramna police station in the federal capital.