ISLAMABAD: A younger man was killed in Islamabad after an anti-terror squad allegedly opened hearth on a car Friday evening.
In line with police, 21-year-old Usama Nadeem was shot on Islamabad’s Srinagar Freeway reportedly after he ignored police warnings to cease.
An Islamabad Police spokesperson stated the police have been performing on a tip-off a couple of theft try in Shams Colony. When the anti-terror squad reached the locality, they noticed a “suspicious vehicle” with tinted home windows and requested it to drag over. When the motive force didn’t comply, the police chased the car and shot at its tires.
“Unfortunately, two bullets hit the driver,” the spokesperson added.
The person’s physique was then taken to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences for a autopsy. Waqas Khawaja, a PIMS spokesperson, stated the post-mortem revealed the younger man was shot six occasions — within the chest, again, and head.
Khawaja added that the photographs have been fired from in entrance of the person.
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Father disputes police assertion
However, the younger man’s father, in a grievance to the police, acknowledged his son was returning residence after dropping off a buddy at 2am.
“My son was shot a number of occasions. They [anti-terror squad] brazenly dedicated terrorism by aiming on the windscreen as an alternative of the tires.”
The father demanded that the personnel involved be charged with terrorism.
He said that his son had informed him about a past occasion when he had had a heated exchange with some police personnel who according to Usama had “threatened him of dire penalties”.
The night of the incident, the police allegedly followed his car and then shot him, he said.
He also requested Prime Minister Imran Khan and Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed to take notice of the incident and provide him justice.
Case registered under murder, ATA clauses
Superintendent of Police (SP) Zubair Shaikh said a first information report (FIR) has been filed under the murder clause and relevant sections pertaining to the Anti-Terrorism Act at the Karachi Company Police Station in the federal capital against five members of the anti-terror squad involved in the killing.
In another statement, the Islamabad Police has said that all police officials involved in the killing have been detained. Islamabad Inspector-General Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan has taken notice of the incident and sought a report.
The Islamabad Police spokesperson said no one will be allowed to take law into their own hands, adding that the matter is being investigated and action will be taken against the police officials found guilty.
Probe committee formed
The Inspector Basic of Police (IGP) Islamabad has taken be aware of the incident and fashioned a probe committee which can be headed by the deputy inspector common, in accordance with an announcement by Islamabad Police.