ATC sends MQM’s Abdul Rafiq Rajput on 90-day remand

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday handed over Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s sector in-charge Abdul Rafiq Rajput in Rangers custody on 90 days remand.

According to Rangers, the in-charge of MQM-A Mehmoodabad sector was taken into custody on Saturday night following an anonymous tip-off regarding presence of criminals in Mehmoodabad area.

Rangers claimed that the held suspect during initial interrogation confessed to his involvement in the May 12 carnage and other incidents of target killings.

The accused was produced before the court amid tight security where Rangers authorities sought his 90-day remand for further interrogation.

Talking to media persons outside the court, defense lawyer claimed that his client is innocent. He is being politically victimised.

Abdul Rafique Rajput is Grade 18 employee at the State Bank. The bank management has been notified regarding criminal record of the suspect.

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