KARACHI, Dec 22: An anti-terrorism court issued on Saturday a show-cause notice to the superintendent of the Karachi central prison for not producing two undertrial prisoners in a case pertaining to the kidnapping of a film-maker for ransom.
Retried Major Haroon Ashique and Nawaz Khan, along with their accomplices, have been charged with abducting noted film-maker Satish Anand in Oct 2008 within the remit of the Frere police station for ransom.
When the case came up for hearing before Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso of the ATC-I on Saturday, the UTPs were not produced in court and jail authorities did not submit any reason in this regard.
Subsequently, the court issued a show-cause notice to the superintendent of the Karachi central prison directing him to submit a reply till Jan 13 and also ordered him to ensure the production of the UTPs on the next hearing.
According to the prosecution, Mr Anand was kidnapped on Oct 20, 2008 when he was on his way home in Defence Housing Authority.