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20 `illegal` Afghans and Bengalis remanded

By Our Staff Reporter 2016-07-06
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate remanded on Tuesday 20 suspected Afghan and Bengali immigrants in prison and released 10 others after they produced documents to prove their identity.

The police submitted that the suspects were Afghans and Bangladeshi nationals and they were picked up for illegally residing within the jurisdiction of the Jackson, the SITE-A and the SITE-B police stations.

The police produced the suspects before judicial magistrate (west) Salman Amjad Siddiqui, who was performing special duty.

The magistrate sent the 20 suspects to prison on judicial remand and released 10 others since they produced computerised national identity cards and other documents.

In accordance with the directiveof the high court, one judicial magistrate is deputed in each district on Sundays and public holidays for disposal of urgent magisterial work on the criminal side.

Three remanded Another judicial magistrate remanded on Tuesday three workers of a garment factory in police custody in a rioting case.

The police arrested them after they along with their accomplices staged a violent protest in Korangi Industrial Area on Monday over non-payment of salaries and bonus, torching of a car of a factory manager, damaging other vehicles and blocking the road.

The investigating officer produced the suspects before a judicial magistrate, performing special duty in east district, and sought their custody for questioning. The court handed them over to police on two-day physical remand.