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HYDERABAD: Two missing JSMM activists produced in court after 10 months

October 31, 2006

HYDERABAD, Oct 30: Two missing activists of the Jeay Sindh Muttaheda Mahaz surfaced here on Monday when the Kadhan police produced them in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in an explosive substance case.

These activists had been missing for to months.

Nawaz Khan Zounr and Sikandar Soomro were produced by the Kadhan police before the ATC judge in a case lodged under section 3/4 Explosive Substance Act vide crime No. 38/06.

The court remanded the accused in police custody for seven days. It was stated that they had been arrested at 2.30am on Sunday near LBOD (left bank outfall drain) bridge near Kadhan in Badin district.

Two pistols, eight bullets and 480 grams of explosive material were shown to have been recovered from their possession.

The JSMM had been holding province-wide protests since the disappearance of Muzaffar Bhutto, Sattar Hakro, Nawaz Khan Zounr, Sikandar Soomro and Ahmed Khan Teevno and demanding of the government to disclose their whereabouts.

The Karachi police had earlier declared arrests of five JSMM activists for their alleged links with RAW and grilled them in cases of bomb explosion and anti-state activities in March this year.

The suspects included Asghar Shah, Sikandar Soomro, Sanaullah Bhatti, Mazhar Bhatti and Imran Leghari, who were subsequently shifted to Hyderabad for interrogation in cases lodged against them at the Rukkan, Sehwan, Jamshoro, Hussainabad and Tando Adam police stations.

Ayaz Ali, the brother of Sikandar Soomro, Mohammad Rahim Mari and Syed Arshad Ahmed Shah, had filed a joint constitutional petition before the Sindh High Court, Hyderabad, seeking recovery of Sikandar Soomro, Asghar shah and Munawar Ali Mari of the JSMM.

They had claimed that they were residing at a flat in Karachi when the SP investigations, Pir Fareed Jan Sarhandi, along with Zulfikar Arain and other subordinate staff, whisked them away from the flat.

ADMISSIONS: The director of admissions of the University of Sindh announced on Monday that the last date for depositing fee for admission to different disciplines in the masters degree programme was November 8.

He advised the candidates to confirm their names on the university’s official website or lists displayed on the notice boards in the Sindh University Model School Hyderabad as well as directorate of admissions and collect bank challan fee forms from the director of admissions.

He also advised them to deposit their fee at HBL Jamshoro branch and warned that the university would accept any fee after due date.