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Order reserved on plea in Debra Lobo attack case

Order reserved on plea in Debra Lobo attack case

KARACHI: An antiterrorism court reserved on Thursday its order till Oct 15 on the prosecution’s application pleading to record additional evidence of three witnesses in the case pertaining to an attempt on the life of American educationist Debra Lobo.

A convicted accused Saad Aziz, alias Tin Tin, along with his four accomplices has been charged with shooting at and wounding Ms Lobo, the vice principal of the Karachi’s Jinnah Medical and Dental College, on Shaheed-i-Millat Road in April 2015.

On Thursday, the ATC-XI judge, who is conducting trial in the judicial complex inside the central prison, took up the prosecution’s plea filed under Section 540 (power to summon material witness or examine persons present) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

In the application, the prosecution informed that empties of the bullets secured from the scene, where Ms Lobo was shot at, were sent to the forensic science laboratory for ballistic analysis. It informed that the empties had matched with a 0.9mm calibre pistol, which had also been used in the Safoora Goth carnage. It asked the court to summon the IO, the ballistic expert and the recovery official.

Published in Dawn, October 12th, 2018

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