Charges framed against cop
ISLAMABAD TRIPLE MURDER
Islamabad, Mar 29: In a significant development in Anchidora triple murder case, the court on Tuesday framed murder charges against an accused policeman and directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct further investigations and submit a report within one month.
Court of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Islamabad (Anantnag), Muhammad Nazir Fida framed charges for commission of offence under 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) RPC and 27 (1) Arms Act against accused constable Nisar Ahmad.
Three teenagers- Shujat-ul-Islam, 17, Ishtiyaq Ahmad Khanday, 15, and Imtiyaz Ahmad Itoo, 15, were killed in cold blood in the compound of a house in Anchidora area of Islamabad (Anantnag) on June 29, 2010, by police after the latter chased away some protesting youth.
Court observed: “It is a fact that police has carried investigation in casual and faulty manner. At the same time there are sufficient grounds for framing the charges against accused constable.”
Keeping the public importance of case in consideration and material available against the other suspected police officials, the court observed that the further investigation of the case be carried through Inspector General of Police (IGP) S M Sahai to bring the other culprits to book.
"The other persons who are responsible for committing this heinous crime should also be questioned and brought to book within one month," the court order said.
IGP has been asked to file the investigation report within one month.
Earlier, the counsel for the accused argued that the accused constable was being falsely implicated while the real culprits were roaming free. However, the Public Prosecutor Abass Hamid Dar held that there were sufficient evidences available against the accused constable to frame charges against him.
The case was further listed for hearing on April 11 and the prosecution has been asked to produce further evidence for the charge.
On Nov 29, 2010 the Chief Judicial Magistrate committed the proceedings of the case for hearing to the Sessions court.
The Government had ordered magisterial enquiry into the incident which indicted five police persons including two officials in the killings, where as the police initiated separate investigation into the incident through a special investigation team (SIT) and charge-sheeted one constable who is presently in custody.
The Government, during the current Assembly session, also admitted that the three teenagers were killed in cold blood and asked the police to consider the Magisterial Inquiry Report (MIR) conducted by then Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR).
Meanwhile, the one of the six co-accused civilians against whom charge sheet was produced for resorting to stone pelting on the day of incident has been discharged by the court for insufficient evidence.
"There are no sufficient grounds for proceedings against the co-accused. Therefore, he is discharged," the court observed.
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