Afridi murder suspect sent to jail on 14-day remand.

PESHAWAR -- A local court here on Saturday sent to prison the suspected killer of senior lawyer and politician Abdul Latif Afridi on 14-day judicial remand after he declined to confess to his guilt.

Following completion of his physical custody with the police, suspect Adnan Samiullah Afridi was produced before an anti-terrorism court, which referred him to court of a judicial magistrate for recording his confessional statement.

The suspect was then taken to judicial magistrate Badr Munir, who after fulfilling legal formalities asked the suspect whether he wanted to record his confessional statement or not.

However, the suspect declined to record his confession following which he was sent to prison by the court.

The suspect had been remanded in the custody of police for total of four days by the court. He was arrested from the premises of Peshawar High Court soon after he allegedly fired gunshots at Mr Afridi in a barroom on January 16.

Police produced him before the court amid heavy deployment of personnel in and outside the judicial complex. The suspect was taken to the complex in an armoured personnel carrier. Initially, the FIR registered by the East Cantonment police station had Section 302...

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