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Court orders police to quash murder case against PRCS secretary general

ISLAMABAD – The court of Islamabad Judicial Magistrate has ordered the police to quash the First Information Report (FIR) of murder registered against Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) secretary general, informed sources on Friday. Khalid bin Majeed was booked by Islamabad police in a case related to death of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) student Kainat Tariq, who was also a part-time employee at the PRCS. In the verdict, copy of which is also available with The Nation, the Judicial Magistrate Section-30 (West) Waqar Hussain Gondal said that police could not find any incriminating evidence against the accused and hence had itself filed an FIR cancellation request with the court. “Keeping in view the facts and statement of counsel for the complainant in the case, I do agree with the police opinion,” the judge maintained in the verdict. “The FIR lodged against Khalid bin Majeed stands cancelled,” he ruled, ordering the police to cancel the FIR. Industrial Area Police had registered a murder case on the complaint of Muhammad Tariq, father of deceased, who in his written application in November last year had alleged that his daughter did not commit suicide rather she had been murdered by the then secretary general of PRCS through poisoning. After registering the FIR under Section 302 of PPC based on the charges levelled by father of the deceased, the Industrial Area Police Station investigators had arrested Khalid bin Majeed for investigation. However, he was granted bail by the court just two weeks after the arrest since no incriminating evidence of his involvement in the case could be found despite a rigorous investigation by different units of police department.

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