KARACHI - On the request of an investigation officer, the district and sessions court Malir on Saturday gave extra time to submit the final challan in the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agent case.
FBI agent Joel Cox was arrested at the Karachi airport on May 5 for carrying ammunition. He was later released on bail on May 8. Police presented Cox before the court Saturday and requested for more time to complete their investigation. In response to this request, the court ordered police to submit the final challan on May 19.
The court also asked Cox to appear before the court in the next hearing, according to media reports. Cox was travelling from Karachi to Islamabad by PK-308 on the evening of May 5 when a routine search by Airport Security Force (ASF) staff at the Jinnah International Airport found 15 bullets and a magazine in his bags.
He was detained before being handed over to the airport police station. A case was lodged against him under Section 23 1(a) of the Sindh Arms Act, 2013. When he was presented before the district Malir court the following day, the court sent him into judicial remanded till May 10. The district and sessions court Malir had released Cox after the payment of a surety bond worth one million rupees.