Man shot to death by Islamabad police for not stopping car at checkpost

Published: February 3, 2017
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A 27-year-old man was shot dead by police firing in Islamabad on Friday after he allegedly did not stop when a police official signaled him to.

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According to initial reports, Taimoor Riaz was passing by the Sabzi Mandi area in Islamabad with a friend when police asked him to stop his car.

“When they didn’t stop, the policemen fired at them and a bullet hit Taimoor on his head,” a police official told The Express Tribune. It’s not yet certain whether the friend was injured in the firing.

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A murder case has been filed at Sabzi Mandi police station against Constable Samiur Tariq by the deceased’s brother, Sajid Riaz. Both policemen involved in the incident fled the scene and are currently at large.

Soon after the incident, Taimoor’s relatives protested on Islamabad’s IJP Road. The 27-year-old’s family members dismissed police statements saying there had been no prior warning or order to stop before the officer opened fire. Protesters also reportedly stormed a police station.

However, they later dispersed following assurance by PML-N MPA Ziaullah Shah of including the relevant clauses in the FIR.

Meanwhile, talking to media, Taimoor’s father Rafiq Butt said that it was clear from the CCTV footage that the personnel had opened fire on the vehicle without signaling it to stop. As a result, he added, Taimoor received three bullets which caused his death.

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  • bashir gul
    Feb 3, 2017 - 2:54PM

    Points of view. the police could have fired at the tires and it shows how ill-trained our police are and cannot handle any situation.Recommend

  • Talha khan
    Feb 3, 2017 - 3:40PM

    Hats off the sniper skills of Islamabad police at the most unwanted event… And a lunatic like Sikander kept brandishing his AK-47 in front of Parliament and they let him loose for many hours…Recommend

  • Lolz
    Feb 3, 2017 - 4:11PM

    Does anyone know how police actually signal to stop on checkposts? At night they would use a mobile torch and during day times they just wave hands which is never understandable. There is no basic procedure being implemented in police to even stop a car and how could they say they signaled to stop. The checkposts in the middle of cities without restricting the entry and exit are just aimed at harrassing citizens like a colonial regime. Recommend

  • imran ali
    Feb 3, 2017 - 7:27PM

    This is very common in KarachiRecommend

  • Masoom
    Feb 4, 2017 - 8:15AM

    Should have been stopped by firing at tyres but they fired directly !zMay be the killed person was with girl friend and have tried to escape like terrorist anyhow this act of killing a human cannot be justified!Recommend

  • Anon
    Feb 5, 2017 - 11:14AM

    Am I the only one who thinks that they were right in shooting them and the officers should not be prosecuted?
    If police asks you to stop you stop. If they keep letting them go then what’s the purpose of the check pointRecommend

  • Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi
    Feb 5, 2017 - 12:42PM

    It is a Murder, he should fire on the tyer.Recommend

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