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Court grants six-day physical remand of double murder accused

He was brought to the Judicial Complex amid foolproof security arrangements

By Khalid Iqbal
June 17, 2024
A representational image showing a person handcuffed and standing behind bars. — AFP/File
A representational image showing a person handcuffed and standing behind bars. — AFP/File 

RAWALPINDI: Civil Judge and Duty Magistrate Adil Sarwar Sial Saturday approved a six-day physical remand of a double murder accused.

Intazar Shah, an Elite Force assistant sub-inspector (ASI), is charged with killing two lawyers in their chamber at the Attock Kutchery on Saturday. The cause of the incident is stated to be old enmity. The slain lawyers were identified as former Attock Bar president Israr Ahmed and Advocate Mirza Zulfiqar who were allegedly shot dead by the cop.

He was brought to the Judicial Complex amid foolproof security arrangements.

The judge directed the police to present the accused in the court on June 22. The court also directed his DNA test. The bodies of the slain lawyers were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital, Attock and later sent to their hometown after post-mortem.

Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar expressed deep grief over the lawyers’ deaths and offered condolences to their families. The minister directed the IGP Punjab to investigate the matter immediately and assured the bereaved families of taking the case to a special court.

He said a probe team had been constituted to investigate the double murder.

Addressing a ceremony at the Punjab Bar Council, Tarar said Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz had spoken to the police chief soon after learning about the double murder. He quoted Maryam as saying that “the government is responsible for the security of lawyers”. The Pakistan Bar Council and Punjab Bar Council strongly condemned this incident and demanded punishment to the accused.