(UPDATE) ANI's Chief Tariq Mehboob Dead in Custody - SIC calls a Sit-In to Protest Foulplay

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Saturday, 18 April 2015 14:43

KARACHI: Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) Sahabzada Hamid Raza has called a sit-in at Chief Minister (CM) House protesting the death of their member, Tariq Mehboob who died in custody allegely of torture on Saturday.

His death has brought about many a question among leaders and activists around Pakistan criticizing Law Enforcement Agencies and its accomodations.

Family has already questioned the medical report and have suspected foulplay. On the other hand deceased's brother had rejected the idea and has condemned the same.

"Condolence and condemnation have been received through every nook and corner lest it be religious or secular," said family members. 

His death has resulted riots in the vicinity of his residency, F. B. Area block 16 and some parts of National Highway. SIC in the advent has decided to call a sit-in to protest, taking his body to CM House, Karachi.

Last week, Mehboob and seven others were picked up by paramilitary force personnel near Yousuf Plaza in Block 16 of Federal B area, and shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

The ANI chief was accused of providing refuge to target killers which is punishable under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

Two days earlier, Mehboob was produced in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) which remanded him in Rangers' custody for 90 days under the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO).

However, a press release issued by the Rangers said the accused was sent for 90 days Preventive Detention by ATC in Central Jail on April 16 after completing all legal formalities for further investigation.

The press release added that he did not die in Rangers' custody and that he died in Central Jail Karachi.

MQM demands formation of judicial commission to probe Mehboob's death

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Nadeem Nusrat demanded the formation of a judicial commission to probe the death of ANI chief Tariq Mehboob.

The MQM leader said Mehbood was a citizen of Karachi and his death had grieved each and every worker of the MQM as well as the people of Karachi.



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