Military court to handle Amjad Sabri case


KARACHI July 26 (TNS):  An antiterrorism court was informed on Thursday the murder case of renowned qawwal Amjad Sabri along with two dozen other cases against two suspected militants of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi is being sent to military courts for trial.

The provincial authorities have decided to try the two suspected Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) militants who allegedly killed Qawwali singer Amjad Sabri in a military court, the court was informed by the police.

Inspector Mohsin Zaidi, who is one of the police officers investigating cases against suspected LeJ militants Ishaq alias Bobby and Asim alias Capri informed the ATC-VII judge that currently the provincial home department is awaiting a response from the federal authorities over the fate of the suspects.

According to Inspector Zaidi, the provincial authorities have sent all the cases pending against both suspects to the federal government for scrutiny and final approval for trial in the military courts. The cases were likely to be transferred soon after the approval of competent authorities, he added.