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Remand of ZTBL officials

ISLAMABAD, April 28: The judicial magistrate on Thursday granted four-day physical remand of five arrested officials of the Zarai Tarqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) who attacked the officials of Employees Old Age Benefits Institutions (EOBI) and journalists covering the event and snatched their cameras.

The five accused including Col (retired) Qazi Manzoor Alam, Ghulam Muhammad, Imran Khan, Wasim Satti and Hafizullah were presented before Judicial Magistrate Malik Naeem Shaukat by the Aabpara police.

The investigation team told the court that the accused were arrested on April 27, 2011 as they attacked the EOBI officials and the journalists in the ZTBL office and their physical remand was needed to investigate the case and to recover the video cameras snatched from the journalists, arms and other articles used in the attack.

The police requested the court to grant six-day physical remand of the accused but the judicial magistrate allowed four-day remand. He also directed the police that all the accused nominated in the FIR should be produced in the court on May 2, 2011.

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