Shahid Hamid murder case: Mahboob Ghufran arrested


KARACHI Sept 20 (TNS) :  An anti-terrorism court hearing former Managing Director (MD) Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KSE) Shahid Hamid murder case was told that absconding accused in the case was arrested.

The ATC heard the murder case in Central Jail Karachi.  Police submitted progress report on the case in the ATC.

As per the report, an accused named in the high profile case, who was an absconder, was arrested. Police told the court that it arrested the absconder Mahboob Ghufran recently.

Another accused in the case Minhaj Qazi was also produced in the court.

MQM worker Saulat Mirza was hanged in 2015 for involvement in the high profile murder case.

It is to be mentioned here that in last week of August police had claimed to have arrested another suspected assassin for his alleged involvement in the 1997 murder of managing director of the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Shahid Hamid.

Police had said Mehboob Ghufran was arrested from Jamshoro and handed over to the CIA police for further legal action.

The suspect was produced in the court of a judicial magistrate, where he “recorded his confessional statement” under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code, said the spokesperson.

The suspect in his confessional statement had said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain, MQM-London convener Nadeem Nusrat, Saulat Mirza, Minhaj Qazi and Sohail Zaidi had hatched a conspiracy to assassinate the senior bureaucrat.

The then KESC MD Shahid Hamid, his driver and a guard were gunned down in the Defence Housing Authority on July 5, 1997.