SHIKARPUR: The defence counsel in the journalist Wali Babar murder case on Saturday submitted an application in an anti-terrorism court, seeking transfer of the trial to a district and sessions court.

The counsel for the accused argued that the murder case came under the jurisdiction of a sessions court according to the law. He requested the court to transfer the trial to a sessions court.

The judge of the ATC heard arguments from both sides on the application and adjourned the hearing of the case till Feb 1 when it would decide if the proceedings of this case would be conducted by a district and sessions court or the anti-terrorism court.