CTD assigned probe into Abidi’s murder


KARACHI: In a major development, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Sindh police has been entrusted with the task of carrying out a probe into the Ali Raza Abidi murder case.

CTD has been assigned to investigate the high-profile murder case on the directives of Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam. The police handed over all relevant record of the case to CTD.

The investigation officer apprised CTD of the interviews he had conducted of political leaders in connection with the murder.

Former Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) MNA Ali Raza Abidi was gunned down on December 25, 2018, outside his residence in DHA area of the metropolis.

Earlier, on Jan 16, Abidi’s father approached the administrative judge of anti-terrorism courts seeking his son’s vehicle which is in police custody since his murder.

The administrative judge assigned the application to the ATC-II for hearing. After conducting a preliminary hearing, the ATC judge issued a notice to the investigation officer to submit his reply on the next hearing.

The applicant contended that his son’s car was in police custody since his murder. It was suffering damages for being parked at a place for a long time, he added and pleaded the court to order the police to return the vehicle.