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5 cops arrested for killing youth

Islamabad : A 22-year-old student was riddled with bullets by the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Islamabad Police in the wee hours of Saturday, in the jurisdiction of Ramna Police Station.

The youth, identified as Usama Nadeem Satti was going back home after dropping his cousin at about 1.45 am at NUST University, H-11, but ATS comprising 5 personnel led by an assistant sub-inspector, intercepted him but he allegedly did not stop the car, consequently the police gunmen chased the car and riddled his car with bullets. “Seven bullets hit him in different parts of his body including head and chest,” the spokesman for PIMS told ‘The News’.

All five police officials have been arrested after lodging of first information report (FIR) under section 302/34, 148,149 PPC.

The police authorities, after preliminary investigation of the case declared the innocence of the deceased student, confessing that it was the police blemish which didn’t use the other ways to stop the car but opened firing and killed the innocent young man.

The statements and script of the FIR indicated that the police investigators twisted the case to hide the reality of the incident.

A police bigwig when contacted by this scribe, said, “The police received an emergency call from a resident of Shams Colony, Street No. 6, identified as Asim. The caller informed the police that about four armed robbers entered his house and held the family members at gunpoint and looted valuables and sped away on a white car,” adding that upon receiving information, the ATS was called in to arrest the criminals involved in the robbery.

In the meantime, a while Suzuki car appeared from the same side and the ATS signalled to stop it, but the driver avoided to stop and preferred to run away, the police said in an early statement. The police team chased the car and shot at the car that hit the driver.

The post-mortem report revealed the reality and exposed the attempt to twist the case, saying that the deceased received seven bullets while the police gunmen shot 22 bullets at the car from the backside instead of aiming at the tyres.

But the police investigators absolutely changed the script of the story, quoting the statement of the case, said, “Nadeem Younas, a resident of 589, street-19, G/13-2, lodged a written complaint with the police station saying his 22-year-old son went to drop his cousin at NUST, H-11 at about 2 am when 5 police officials – Sub Inspector Iftikhar Ahmad and cops, Mudassar Mukhtar, Saeed Ahmad, Mohammad Mustafa, and Shakeel Ahmad intercepted his car and gunned him down. He claimed that they attacked him as a result of an exchange of harsh words. He claimed that it was a sequel to their enmity.

The residents of G/13, G/14, and adjacent localities staged a protest demonstration and barricaded both sides of the Srinagar Highway.

Chief Commissioner Islamabad, Aamir Ali Ahman, ordered a judicial inquiry to ascertain real facts of the incident. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Waqas Anwar will be the inquiry officer of the judicial inquiry of the case.

The police issued a press note saying, police received a call late at night around 01:30 am that few dacoits in a white car have escaped after committing a robbery in sector H-13, the jurisdiction of PS Shams Colony.

Upon this, ATS police personnel deputed for patrol in the area tried to stop a white Suzuki car having tinted glasses.

Despite repeated calls by ATS officials, the driver didn’t stop. The police chased the vehicle for good 5-6 kilometres but the car did not stop. On this, the ATS officials headed by a Sub Inspector fired at the car. Unfortunately, the driver also got shot and succumbed to injuries.

The deceased was identified as Usama Nadeem, resident of sector G-13/2.

Inspector General of Police (IG) Islamabad, Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan immediately ordered an inquiry committee headed by DIG Operations Mr. Waqar into the incident and directed arrest of all the five police officials involved. The committee will report facts within 24 hours and strict legal and departmental action will be taken against all involved.

The police have registered FIR u/s 148/149/302PPC and 7-ATA and all five officials namely Sub –Inspector Iftikhar Ahmed and Constables Mudassar Mukhtar, Shakeel Ahmed, Saeed Ahmed, and Muhammad Mustafa have been arrested.

“The law will take its course and all involved would be proceeded against,” the spokesman said while quoting IG as saying.

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