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- Saturday, January 11, 2014 - From Print Edition


KARACHI: The court of judicial magistrate (South) has provided the accused, copies of the case relevant to torturing and threatening Jahangir Siddiqui and Company Limited’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and its shareholders, and they would be indicted on January 17.


CEO Al-Abbas Sugar Mills and Pakistan Sugar Mills Association’s former chairman Shunaid Qureshi and others have also been accused of harming the repute of the organisation.During hearing of the case on Friday, the central character in the case Shunaid Qureshi appeared before the court accompanied by others.


The court informed the accused that a case had been filed against them and they would be indicted in the next hearing.According to the prosecutor, in the case registered in Saddar Police Station, the applicant held the stance that he worked as CFO in Jahangir Siddiqui and Company Limited. “The annual meeting of the company was in progress in April 2013 at Regent Plaza. Suddenly Shunaid Qureshi, Haji Usman, Asim Ghani and around 50 to 60 persons broke in and started beating the applicant and others. At this, secretary of the company asked his folio number from Shunaid Qureshi. Instead of telling the number, Qureshi threatened to kill the applicant and shareholders of the company. Moreover, with the help of the accused, he picked important documents. They didn’t stop at this and started beating the shareholders with chairs. The whole event has been recorded in CCTV, which was also telecast on all television channels and printed in the newspapers,” the complainant elaborated.


The applicant stated that the incident sabotaged the reputation of his organisation, and demanded for filing a case against those responsible for the mess.It merits mentioning here that the case was registered after the court’s order. The court issued the directives to register the case after analysing the probe by investigation officer relevant to the matter.