Pearl case: mobile phone dealer held -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pearl case: mobile phone dealer held

ISLAMABAD- The special investigation team inquiring into the mysterious abduction of Daniel Pearl has arrested a mobile phone dealer on Monday, who had allegedly sold phones used by the Kidnappers.

The team had found a clue to dealer Abdul Majid, whose office is at the Bank Road Rawalpindi, after interrogating the four suspects already in police custody.

In the meanwhile, a Judicial Magistrate Abdul Qayum sent two accused in the abduction- Usman Rana and Saleem Ahmed- to the judicial lock up at Adiala Jail after the duration of their physical remand ended on Monday.

Two more accused Nasir Mehmood and Ijaz, arrested by the I/9 police from Murree later last week, were scheduled to be produced before the same court.

ANOTHER SUSPECT: Detention of Syed Mubarak Shah Gillani, a suspect in Pearl’s kidnapping, was challenged in the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench, on Monday.

Syed Shafaat Gillani, son of Mubarak Gillani, in a writ petition requested the court to direct the State to produce the detainee in person, and set him free. The petitioner also prayed that items /documents taken into possession from Ghari Habib Ullah be returned.

The petition under Article 199 of the Constitution of Pakistan seeks for a direction that Syed Mubarak Gillani be produced before the court.
Source: Dawn
Date:2/12/2002