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Shakeel Anjum
Thursday, January 23, 2014
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ISLAMABAD: A Navy lieutenant commander and his orderly (seaman) were allegedly found involved in the killing of an MES contractor, said police sources engaged in the investigation of the case.

 

A project contractor of Naval Complex, Islamabad, was gunned down in mysterious circumstances on January 12, 2014 and the killers threw his body outside the emergency of PIMS hospital.

 

The dead, identified as Raja Nadeem, son of Raja Malik Dad, resident of Westridge, Rawalpindi, was brought to the PIMS by unknown person who sped away after placing the body on a stretcher in front of the emergency.

 

The Margala Police registered the case (FIR No39 dated 12/1/2014) under Section 302/34 PPC and started an investigation. During the course of investigation, the police made headway to the people involved in the killing through various ways, finally got them and allegedly identified as Lieutenant Commander Z and his orderly S.

 

The police sources said the lieutenant commander and his orderly and the victim (Raja Nadeem Akhtar) went to attend a marriage ceremony of their common friend at Narha Matore near Kalar Syedan on January 12, police said adding that the lieutenant commander had 9mm pistol and his orderly was carrying an MP-5 at that time.

 

On their way back to Rawalpindi, Raja Nadeem Akhtar was driving the car, Z was sitting on front seat while S was on the back seat when S suddenly fired twice that hit the contractor’s head and shoulder and the car collided with a roadside tree and stopped, police said. They put the victim on the back seat and S drove the car toward Islamabad. Police said S reached PIMS, put the deceased on stature and drove back.

 

The police recovered two empties from the car and MP-5 from the custody of the accused and formally wrote to the Naval authorities for the arrest of the suspects.One of the suspects, recording his statement, claimed that gunfires were shot accidentally.

 

Lieutenant Commander and Raja Nadeem were good friends.Spokesman of Pakistan Navy Mr Irfan could not be contacted as his mobile phone was switched off, while the spokesman of the ISPR didn’t respond the call.However, police high ups when contacted by this correspondent confirmed the report.