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Tatla murder accused remand extended

Lahore

June 5, 2020

LAHORE:A magisterial court on Thursday extended 14-day judicial remand of Senior Superintendent of Police Mufakhar Adeel and co-accused Assad Bhatti, both accused of killing former Assistant Attorney General Shahbaz Tatla.

The jail authorities didn’t produce the accused before the court due to coronavirus situation after which the court extended his judicial remand for 14 days. It is pertinent to mention that Mufakhar had surrendered himself to the Lahore police. The SSP after allegedly killing his friend had remained hidden in Gilgit-Baltistan for a month.

According to the details, police claimed that the SSP after his surrender had confessed that he first strangled former law officer and then burnt his body in an acid drum. Sources claimed that Mufakhar murdered the former law officer in the name of honour as it was alleged that Shahbaz had illicit relations with the wife of the police officer.

The accused planned murder of Tatla with the connivance of their mutual friend Asad Bhatti. Police claimed that the SSP confessed to have arranged a drum and acid from a local market and murdered Tatla in a house located in Faisal Town which he had taken on rent for the purpose.

Mufakhar called his friend to the house, strangled him and then burnt his body in acid drum. Later, the accused dumped the remains of the victim in a drain. Police said that the accused had different statements about disposing of the remains as sometimes he said that he had dumped the remains in a drain in the Township area and sometimes he said that he dumped the remains in Rohi drain.