Charge-sheet against newsman submitted -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Charge-sheet against newsman submitted

QUETTA, Feb 12: The crimes branch of police has submitted a charge-sheet with the Special Court for Suppression of Terrorism against Khawar Mehdi Rizvi and two others.

They were arrested in treason case for working with two French journalists to prepare a fake video of Taliban near the border area. Judge Mohammad Hashim Kakar on Thursday adjourned the hearing and the accused were sent to district jail.

The French journalists had been released by the order of Sindh High Court and were charged for going to Quetta without permission where they attempted to prepare a fake video of Taliban to defame Pakistan.

In another case, Anti-Terrorism Court No. 1 Judge Mohammad Shaukat Rakshani rejected the bail application of Maulvi Zahir, Mohammad Qasim, Mohammad Jan and Abdul Waheed as their counsel was not present.

The accused have been nominated in the case for attack on Imambargah in Quetta on July 4, last year. A division bench of the Balochistan High Court, comprising Chief Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed and Justice Akhtar Zaman Malghani, was informed by the DSP Nushki that Mohammad Yousuf and Mohammad Jalal were arrested and the other four accused would be apprehended soon.

The court had ordered to arrest eight accused including Pir Mohammad who had been alleged to have married a nine-year-old girl in Nushki. During the previous hearing the girl, Aziza, was handed over to her mother on the court directives. The hearing was adjourned till Feb 18.
Source: Dawn
Date:2/13/2004