ATC Indicts Four ‘Lyari Gangsters’ For MQM Leader Ali Raza Abidi’s Murder
An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday indicted four men, allegedly associated with Lyari’s criminal gangs, for the murder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Ali Raza Abidi.
According to a news report in Dawn, four men, Mohammad Farooq, Abdul Haseeb, Mohammad Ghazali and Abu Bakar, have been booked and arrested for being allegedly involved in the murder of former MQM parliamentarian Ali Raza Abidi.
Ali Raza Abidi was murdered outside his Defence residence in Karachi in December of 2018.
The case was heard at the Central Prison’s judicial complex. The suspects pled not guilty to the charges and chose to contest them.
The court has summoned the witnesses of the prosecution on November 30.
According to the prosecution, the MNA was killed by armed assailants on a motorcycle, who attacked Abidi in DHA, Phase V, in December last year.
The accused had been arrested in March by the Courter-Terrorism Department, which had claimed that they were associated with criminal gangs operating in Lyari.
Moreover, the prosecution stated that the accused had also attempted to set on fire the motorcycle used in the crime. It has also been alleged that they were hired killers as, according to one of the detainees, they had been paid Rs800,000 by an unidentified man to murder Ali Raza Abidi.