LAHORE: A man was tortured to death allegedly by Liaqatabad police during interrogation on Friday.
However, police have denied the allegations saying that the accused’s condition went critical accidentally after which he was rushed to a local hospital where he died.
The victim was identified as Sajid alias Ganga, 30, a resident of Akbar Shaheed Road, Liaqatabad.
It is learnt that the deceased was in the jail in different cases of dacoity and police encounter. Incharge Investigation Liaqatabad police SI Abdul Ghafoor took him into custody in a case (139/11) of theft after obtaining his two-day remand from the court. The police had to present Sajid before the court on Friday but he died at the police station due to the alleged torture of police in the wee hours. Police removed the body to morgue for autopsy.
The family of Sajid alleged that the investigators were demanding money from them for releasing him (Sajid). After they failed to give bribe to the police, they subjected him to severe torture which claimed his life.
The victim’s family also staged a protest demonstration against police and demanded action against the accused cops. No action was taken against accused cops till the filing of this report.
rivalry claims two lives: Two persons including a woman were shot dead in crossfire between two rival groups on a petty issue in the Hurbanspura police limits on Friday. Police have removed the bodies to morgue for autopsy with no arrest so far.
The deceased were identified as Mukhtaran Bibi and Nazim while the injured was identified as Khalil, son of Mukhtaran Bibi, residents of Qalandarpura. The condition of Khalil is stated to be critical. A police official said there had been rivalry between Khalil group and Tufail group on the issue of parking Mazda in Qalandarpura for the last many months. They had also scuffled five months back after which cases were also registered against them. On the day of the incident, Mukhtaran Bibi asked his driver to park the truck in the street but Tufail stopped them from doing so which led to scuffle. The members of both groups resorted to firing in which Mukhtaran Bibi, her son Khalil and Nazim of rival Tufail group sustained injuries. They were rushed to a local hospital where Mukhtaran and Nazim succumbed to injuries while the condition of Khalil is stated to be critical. Local police reached the scene late, as usual, and the accused had escaped from the scene.
Locals of the area said that if police had reached the scene on time, the loss of human lives could have been saved. Seniors officers claimed that accused would be arrested soon.
Found dead: A 25-year-old man was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in the Manawan police limits on Friday.
Police removed the body to morgue and started searching for his heirs. A passerby observed a man lying dead near Lakhoder village and informed the police. The police reached the scene and removed the body to morgue. Announcements were also made for his identification but nobody turned up to claim (the body).
A police official said that some suspects had killed the man with bullet fire and later threw his body in the area. He added that the victim had sustained bullet injuries on his forehead and belly. He was wearing black pant-shirt.
Case against two cops: Mughalpura police registered a case against two cops for hiding a pistol recovered from a robber.
The case has been registered against SI Rafaqat and constable Ashraf. However, they are still at large.
jeweller recovered: Shafiqabad police recovered an abducted jeweller from Karachi through his cell phone data.
Iqbal Ahmed, a resident of Shafiqbada, tendered an application to Shafiqabad police that his brother Muhammad Pervaiz, a jeweller by profession, had been kidnapped by unidentified abductors on June nine. Police registered an FIR (978/12) under Section 365 of the PPC against unidentified person (s).
A police team under the supervision of SP City Division Multan Khan obtained the details of abducted jeweller’s cell phone and found that the last call was made from Al-Munawar Hotel in Peshawar. So, a police team was dispatched to Peshawar but the accused-cum-victim had already headed towards Karachi. Police continued efforts to trace him and finally recovered him from Karachi. During the preliminary interrogation, the victim confessed to staging a drama of his own abduction in order to take money from his family members, as he had to pay Rs 10.5 million to various parties.