SHC rejects pre-arrest bail of SHO, 4 others in Ramzan Samoon Murder Case

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By Kamran Khamiso Khowaja

Karachi/Thatta: Sindh High Court rejected the pre-arrest bail of SHO Yaquob Bhatti, his two subordinates, and two others-Sohail Arain and Liquat Jokhio in the Ramzan Samoon Murder Case on Monday.After hearing the arguments from both sides Justice Salahudin rejected the bail of all five accused and ordered police to arrest them. Four of the five accused including former SHO Yaquob Bhatti the prime accused were arrested from the premises of the court while Liquat Jokhio managed to flee from there.All of them were involved in the brutal murder of a laborer Ramzan Samon who was tortured to death in police custody at the Gharo Police station last year.Thatta Dr. Muhammad Imran Khan and ASP Aleena Rajper have tested Positive for the virulent disease COVID19 according to the reports of their test conducted by the District Health Department Thatta here on Monday.
An official of the health department told the media that: The SSP and DSP were asked to observe home isolation while the tests of their family members would also be conducted. He further said that; they were taking all the possible measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Ramzan Samoon was picked up by the police for interrogation after Sohail Arain lodged a complaint against him pertaining to theft. During the ruthless torture in police custody, he fell unconscious and was taken to Rural Health Center Gharo where he succumbed to the injuries he had suffered because of torture.After a day-long noisy protest by the relatives of Ramzan Samoon, an FIR was lodged against the SHO, his subordinates and two other private persons. Besides, the SSP suspended all three police officials involved in the episode.The accused had got pre-arrest bail in the case. After their pre-arrest bail was rejected by the High Court they were produced before 2nd Civil JudgeThatta Razzaque Hussain Chang on Tuesday, who sent them to central prison Badin.
Meanwhile, SSP Thatta Dr. Muhammad Imran Khan and ASP Aleena Rajper have tested Positive for the virulent disease COVID19 according to the reports of their tests conducted by the District Health Department Thatta here on Monday.
An official of the health department told the media that: The SSP and DSP were asked to observe home isolation while the tests of their family members would also be conducted. He further said that; they were taking all the possible measures to prevent the spread of the virus.