ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday rejected a plea by former member of provincial assembly (MPA) Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai to transfer his case from an anti-terrorism court (ATC).
Achakzai has been accused under Section 322 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (punishment for murder) for running over and killing a traffic police sergeant, Haji Attaullah in June last year.
As a three-member bench headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the case, he said that a compromise cannot be reached if a case is tried in ATC, and Achakzai will have to go through the judicial process.
Police had initially registered an FIR [First Information Report] against an unknown accused.
Achakzai was only arrested after a video of the hit-and-run was shared widely on social media, prompting authorities to take action against the legislator.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had on June 28, 2017, taken a suo moto notice of the incident and sought a detailed report from the Balochistan police. After reports of the comprise with the MPA surfaced, the deceased traffic policeman’s son had denied any such agreement.