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ATC grants 90-day remand of Amir Khan, other MQM accused

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court on Thursday granted 90 days remand of the 27 accused including MQM leader Amir Khan to the Rangers, ARY News reported on Thursday.

Earlier, paramilitary Rangers produced 27 accused in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC).

Amir Khan, a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Rabita Committee, was arrested along with others during a raid on the Nine-Zero, the party headquarters of MQM in Karachi, yesterday.

The Rangers personnel brought 27 arrested men including Amir Khan and former MPA Yousuf Munir to the ATC amid stringent security measures at the court premises.

The hands of the accused were tied and they were blindfolded when they were brought to produce in the court.

According to sources, the paramilitary agency will seek 90 days custody of the accused for investigation.

The rangers will produce another batch of 27 accused in the court today. They were arrested yesterday in the raid on the MQM headquarters.

According to sources, the second batch of the arrested accused included those who have already been convicted in cases or facing charges in courts.

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