Islamabad - Special Anti-Terrorism Court Islamabad yesterday indicted 10 people, including a mother and daughter, accused of kidnapping youngsters for ransom.

ATC judge Sohail Ikram conducted hearing of the case and charges were framed against the accused persons who denied the allegations leveled against them.

Federal police produced them before the court and informed the judge that the gang was involved in abduction of people for receiving money.

They told the court that the accused women who are mother and daughter used to take lift in cars for developing friendship with them.

They added that then they abducted the people with the help of other members of the gang and demanded ransom money from the family of abductee.

The police said that the gang was involved in many cases of kidnapping for ransom. However, all the accused denied the charges leveled against them by the police.

At this, the court summoned prosecution’s evidences in this matter and adjourned the hearing for further proceedings. Separately, ATC judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi conducted hearing of Muthida Qaumi Movement leader Dr Imran Farooq murder case and extended the judicial remand of three accused arrested in this matter till February 25.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has so far failed to submit first interim challan in this case. Previously, the court has asked the FIA to remove some technical objections over its challan.

However, the FIA investigation officer failed to remove these objections.

As a result, the court extended the judicial remand of the accused and deferred the proceedings till February 25.

Currently, three men, including Moazzam Ali Khan, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali accused of involvement in the murder of MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq are facing their trial before the court in this matter.

Two of them, including Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin have given sworn testimony that party leader Mohammad Anwar issued a direct order to murder Imran Farooq, a senior party figure, in London in 2010.

Shamim said that the pair had received orders from MQM leader Altaf Hussein and Anwar, the second most powerful figure in the party.

Three men have been arrested for killing Farooq but only two accused opted to make confessional statements at the court hearing while Moazzam Ali refrained.

Moazzam Ali Khan, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali were arrested last year. They are accused of conspiring with MQM leader Altaf Hussain and his aides Muhammad Anwar, Iftikhar Hussain, Kashif Khan Kamran in the murder of their party colleague Dr Farooq who was stabbed and bludgeoned to death near his apartment in London’s Green Lanes in September 2010.