Hammad Siddiqui Officially Declared as a Proclaimed Offender
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday declared an expelled leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Hammad Siddiqui, and others as proclaimed offenders in the case of a deadly attack on Sindhi nationalists’ rally in 2012.
The court also ordered confiscation of the properties, both movable and immovable, belonging to the accused. Besides the expelled MQM leader, Mubashir, Manzoor, Kamran, Nabeel and Rizwan have also been declared proclaimed offenders.
Earlier on August 13, the court had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Siddiqui and others for attacking a Sindhi nationalists’ rally.
Siddiqi, the then chief of MQM’s Karachi Tanzimi Committee, and a dozen others were booked in the case following the revelations of a party worker, Amir Ali alias Sir Phata, who was arrested in the March 11 paramilitary raid on Nine Zero. Ali, according to investigators, said that the attack on the anti-Muhajir province rally carried out by Sindhi nationalists was devised by Siddiqi. Six people, including a woman, were killed and nine others were injured when the rally was ambushed from multiple sides in Old City.
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