KARACHI - Sindh High Court Friday issued notice to Prosecutor General Sindh on appeal filed by a policeman in rape & murder of a three-year-old girl at Karachi. The convicted traffic police head constable Bashir Ahmed & constable Noor Muhammad special criminal review appeal in SHC, challenging death sentence awarded by ATC-II Karachi which found them guilty of raping & murdering three-year-old Sana. According to prosecution, they kidnapped Sana near her house in Korangi, Karachi on July 5, 2009. She was subjected to rape & later killed. Accused dumped her body in manhole near FTC Bridge. ATC-II awarded death sentence, pay Rs 100,000 each compensation to legal heirs of victim & ordered to undergo additional three years RI on default US 302 PPC. Moreover, they were awarded ten years RI, imposed fine Rs 10,000 & undergo one year RI on default. Their counsels Abdul Wahab Baloch & Sardar Aslam submitted prosecution failed to prove case against appellant, who were convicted owing to political influence. They stated victims mother alleged her daughter was missing since noon, but eyewitness Munir testified he saw girl with accused after Juma prayers between 2pm to 2:30pm. Statements of witnesses did not corroborate with each other. Prosecution failed to send DNA tests of victim girl to corroborate evidence without disclosing any reason. Postmortem report could not furnish to Ocular Testimony. Neither main witness a minor girl, who allegedly saw accused kidnapping victim, nor 10 independent witnesses were not examined by trial court. Investigation was not conducted by police inspector and trial court erred in convicting appellant on basis of defective investigation. Case was blind murder, therefore, appellants trial under Anti-Terrorism law does not fall in ambit of Anti Terrorism Act 1997. Neither trial court convicted them US 6 & 7 ATA. Counsels contended judgement of ATC court was liable to be set aside in view of these shortcomings & prayed to acquit them. A division bench, comprising Justice Mushir Alam & Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed, after preliminary hearing issued notice to Prosecutor General Sindh for date in office. explanation sought for excluding minister's name from FIR Sindh High Court on Friday issued notice to the police officials seeking explanation over removing the name of Sindh Home Minister from the FIR pertaining killing of two Sindh nationalist workers, till 13 October. Chief Justice of high court, Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani summoned SHO Sohrab Goth Police Station and investigation officer over the petition moved by Mohammad Ramzan, in which he submitted that the incident occurred on the directives of provincial minister Zulfiqar Mirza but his name has been excluded from the case. The court directed the police officials to appear before the court in the next hearing of the case to submit their comments. It is pertinent to mention that on the directive of the court the FIR was registered against the said minister as well as the concerned police officials for killing of two political workers Barat Kalmati and Hassan Magsi belonging to Sindh Taraqi Passand Party (STPP) when the police reportedly opened fire to stop their rally at the Northern Bypass staged against entering the IDPs in Sindh. SHO Gaddap police station had already been arrested in this connection, while Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza along with SP Landhi, SHO Sohrab Goth Nasirual Hasan and SHO Gulshan-i- Maymar Amanullah Marwat were nominated in the FIR No 437/2009 under section 302/34.