KARACHI – Family of a teenager who was shot dead by personnel of Anti-Car Lifting Cell of the Sindh Police in wee hours of Sunday have demanded of a suo moto notice by Chief Justice of Pakistan.
The police had earlier maintained that the boy, identified as 19-year-old Intezar Ahmed, was killed in firing by unidentified assailants on motorcycles. However, later it was disclosed that the law enforcement authorities opened fire at Ahmed’s car after he failed to stop his vehicle in Defence Housing Authority’s Khayaban-e-Ittehad area.
At a press conference on Sunday noon, the victim family appealed to CJP Saqib Nisar to intervene and take action against police, who they allege framed the murder as accident.
Intizar Ahmed s/o Ishtiaq Ahmed age 28yrs shot killed by unknown accused at Lane No.5 Bara Bukhari near Bobby Furniture.PS DARAKSHAN.Says Karachi Police pic.twitter.com/6qnFWBnhgk
— Samar Abbas (@Samarjournalist) January 13, 2018
Earlier in the day, DIG Crime Investigation Agency Saqib Ismail confirmed the shootout and the man’s death. He said the deceased’s father can register a case against the police officials.
Following the incident, a case was registered at the Darakshan Police Station against unidentified persons, despite the fact that four policemen were taken into custody due to their alleged involvement in the case.
The deceased’s father, Ishtiaq Ahmed, informed the media that Intezar, who recently come back from Malaysia, had a fight with two men two days back – Fahad and Haider, sons of a lawyer and policeman, respectively.
SSP South Javed Akbar said that 15 bullet cases of 9mm were recovered from the crime scene, adding that a girl was also with the deceased, who fled after the incident.