Dr Imran Farooq murder case: 2 accused backtrack from their confessional statements before ATC

ISLAMABAD:     Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad has recorded statements of Khalid Shamim and Mohsin as accused in MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq murder case while both of these accused have backtracked from their confessional statements which were recorded before magistrate.

Khalid Shamim said in his statement that he was subjected to torture prior to recording his statement before the magistrate. “Magistrate recorded my statement at behest of the investigation officer against my will, he said.

The accused Mohsin Ali said he had not recorded any confessional statement before magistrate. Despite he was subjected to physical and mental torture he had refused to record any confessional statement. He complained to magistrate about it but magistrate signed on the confessional statement which was already prepared and stamped it.

The court had provided a questionnaire for recording statement as accused and its replies were filed in ATC.

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