KARACHI - Sindh High Court on Monday summoned interior secretary, provincial home secretary, IG Sindh, DG rangers, CCPO Karachi, City nazim Karachi and other respondents, seeking explanation over bomb blast on Ashura procession and its aftermath. Date of the next hearing will be fixed later. The division bench comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Munaib Akhter held hearing on constitutional petition moved by Syed Iqbal Kazmi, seeking judicial inquiry into the bomb blast and violence occurred in Boulten Market on December 28. The petitioner, a human rights activist has submitted before the bench that if the United Nation (UN) was invited to probe the assassinations of former Prime Ministers Liaquat Ali Khan and Benazir Bhutto, so why such high-level investigation was not possible of the mayhem, in which over forty people were killed and several were wounded. The council also argued that besides the loss of lives, the business community had suffered with massive financial loss, while several markets, vehicles and miscreants set governmental as well as private properties on fire. The petitioner also alleged that some political forces used their influence and tried to secure their party workers by unfair mean to escape from trial. He submitted in his petition that according to the article 4, the state is the only responsible for providing protection to every citizen of the country, but the government has failed in rendering her services accordingly. Kazmi pleaded to conduct judicial inquiry of the said bomb blast and violence under the supervision of retired judges under article 38, and order the authority concerned to provide compensations to the victims. The plaintiff has cited federal government through interior secretary, provincial government, provincial police chief, director general Pakistan rangers (Sindh), CCPO Karachi, DIG investigation, City nazim Karachi, chief fire office and in charge of bomb disposal squad of Karachi police as responsible in the petition. 9 accused on remand, 5 sent to lower courts Administrative judge of Sindh High Court on Monday remanded nine accused arsonists to the police custody, while directed to move the other five accused to the lower court for trail. As many as fourteen accused Ghulam Abbas, Mohammad Shafiq, Mohammad Ali, Khazar Hayat, Ibrahim, Asim Ali, Rohan Hussain, Lehaz Hussain, Iqrar Hussain, Shah Akbar, Syed Iftikhar Hussain, Zeshan, Asif and Mohammad Adil, were produced in the court of Justice Ameer Hani Muslim administrative judge of high court, wherein the court directed to transfer five of the accused including Ghulam Abbas, Mohammad Shafiq, Khizar Ayat, Mohammad Ali and Ibrahim to the lower courts, as their cases dont come under the jurisdiction of Anti Terrorist Act. The five accused were charged for looting the shop. While the administrative judge has sent the nine accused for physical remand to the police custody for further interrogation till January 9. The court also directed the police to do the medical checkup of the accused at Civil Hospital and instructed to submit their medical report before the court through registrar of high court. It must be noted here that after receiving the video footages of the incidents to violence, the police of different police stations conducted raids and arrested the accused from different areas of the City. The arrested accused were charged of allegedly involved in violence and arson attacks in Boulton Market and its adjoining areas following the bomb blast at Yum-e-Ashura procession. Methadar Police Station arrested the alleged miscreants.