KARACHI - Judicial Magistrate district (South) on Monday sent the accused allegedly involved in the murder of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) Chief Maulana Azam Tariq to the transit remand for three days. The suspect Syed Hammad Riaz Naqvi said to be an activist of the Sipah-e-Mohammad Pakistan (SMP) was directed for the transit remand to Islamabad police, who requested the court to hand him over for the remand. The capital police submitted that the accused has also been wanted for Islamabad and Rawalpindi police in different cases, therefore his custody was requested. It worth mentioned here that he was arrested on the premises of the City Courts, Karachi when he went there for a hearing. Punjab polices Crime Investigation Department (CID), in collaboration with its Sindh police counterpart have claimed to arrest the suspect allegedly involved in the assassination of the SSP and other cases of sectarian violence in 2007. He was bailed in 2009 and was currently facing several trials in the court. According to the Sindh Police, the accused was one of the most active members of the SMP. In Karachi, he played a vital role in dissecting sectarian violence including the assassinations of muftis of the rival sect, including Mufti Jamil and Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai. Corruption case: Witnesses statements recorded Accountability Court Karachi on Monday heard the statements of three witnesses in the corruption references against Pakistans Ambassador to Iran, M.B. Abbasi and adjourned the hearing till March 3. The former employees of National Defense Finance NDF Waseem, Zahid Abbasi and Manzoor-ul-Haq appeared before the court to record their statements; wherein they informed that court that the loans had been issued according to the regulation by M.B. Abbasi when he was head of NDF. The court after hearing their statements adjourned the hearing for the next date. In previous date, the court had framed charges against M.B. Abbasi in the corruption charges. Abbasi was accused by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in two corruption references of violating rules while granting loans of Rs40 million to the favorite companies during his tenure as chairman of the National Development Finance Corporation NDFC in 1990s. Abbasi was also among the beneficiaries of National Reconciliation Ordinance NRO; after the Supreme Courts judgment over the said ordinance, NAB moved two corruption references against him. His counsel denied the allegations against him by submitting before the court that his client had been victimised on political grounds in the previous regime which was evident from the very fact that he was arrested on November 16, 1996, and given in custody to police and was served detention order under Section 3(1) of Sindh Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) 1996. He had been picked up from Karachi Central Jail by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), showing his arrest in the FIR registered under Section 409/34 PPC read with section 5(2) of act II of 1947.