LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Tuesday indicted key suspect Mustafa Kanju and his seven accomplices in Zain murder case.
The suspects were produced before the court amid tight security for hearing during which, ATC indicted the criminals after analyzing the case challan however, the felons denied all the allegations and pleaded innocence in case.
Subsequently, court adjourned the hearing and summoned prosecution’s witnesses for arguments on July 7.
Mustafa Kanju, son of former minister of foreign affairs Siddique Kanju, confessed to firing the fatal shots that ended 16-year-old orphan Zain’s life. He said Zain was not the target of the fire, nor did he intend to kill Zain or anyone else.
Kanju was earlier sent on a judicial remand to allow the police to collect evidence pertaining to the investigation in order to frame charges against Kanju.
He was arrested after a case was registered against him under 7-ATA and Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code.