Terrorism charges against cops dropped in Osama murder case
ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday dropped terrorism charges against five Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) personnel in the Osama Satti murder case.
Judge Shahrukh Arjumand approved applications filed by the arrested accused against inclusion of terrorism charges in the case. The court also rejected a post-arrest bail plea of one of the accused, Muddasir.
The ATC referred the case to a district and sessions court to try the accused for the murder.
The accused include Muddasir, Shakeel, Mohammad Mustafa, Saeed Ahmed and Iftikhar Ahmed.
On Jan 2, the five Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel were taken into custody for indiscriminately gunning down 22-year-old Osama in the Sector G-10 area on Srignagar Highway within the jurisdiction of Ramna police station in the federal capital.