Punjab prosecutor general informed the anti-terrorism court (ATC) today that trial of the prime accused Imran Ali Naqshbandi in the rape and murder case of Zainab will be held inside the jail due to security concerns.

Punjab Prosecutor General Syed Ihtesham Qadir submitted a report in the case, which revealed that the suspect was also involved in rape of eight other minor girls.

Earlier, Imran Ali was handed over to police on a three-day physical remand by Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC). Shortly Imran will be produced before the ATC as his extended physical remand expires today. 

Imran was booked by the police for raping and killing Zainab, in Kasur, and other eight minor girls. On February 6, Imran was presented before the ATC a day before the expiry of his 14-day physical remand, amid high security.

Zainab was kidnapped from near her aunt’s house in Kasur on January 4. Her body was discovered in a garbage heap five days later.