The Web


 Latest International news on mobile: sms INT to 7333

Home > News > PTI > Report

'Family killer' denied bail

October 25, 2004 17:04 IST

A Pakistani businessman charged with triple murder has been denied bail by a High Court in Durban, South Africa, on the grounds that he was a "flight risk".

Wassim Haider Agha, 45, is accused of masterminding the execution-style killing of his pregnant wife, Anisa Sukan, their eight-month-old daughter Zil and Anisa's father, Anand Sukan in Wesrville in March. Agha is alleged to have hired his former employee, Bonginkosi Ndlovu, to carry out the killings.

High Court judge Herbert Msimang on Sunday upheld a Durban magistrate's decision to deny bail to Agha on the ground that he was a "flight risk."

Agha, who reportedly stands to gain over Rand 20 million (nearly Rs 16 crore) in life insurance policies taken out in favour of his slain wife and child, had reportedly put in a written claim for the money shortly before his arrest at Durban's International Airport in July.

Haider, who will remain in custody for another four months as his trial begins in February, is also charged with stealing diamonds valued at Rand 500,000, or over Rs 37 lakhs.


7333: The Latest News on Your Mobile!
© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article

People Who Read This Also Read

SC turns down Centre's Ayodhya plea

TN cops arrest Kanchi seer

'Is a Brahmin is above the law?'

Copyright © 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.