Taimur murder case: Cops’ actions unintentional: Police

The constable had opened fire on a car while manning a picket on the IJP Road in February


APP March 04, 2017
The constable had opened fire on a car while manning a picket on the IJP Road in February. PHOTO: APP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police reportedly gave a ‘clean chit’ to a police official who had opened fire on a car while manning a picket on the IJP Road in February, killing the car’s driver.

Police on Friday filed a challan before Judicial Magistrate Aamir Khalil terming actions of the constable, who had shot the driver of the car, as ‘unintentional’.

Early on February 3, constables Samiullah Niazi and Tariq were manning a check post on the IJP Road in Sector I-10/1 when a car driven by Taimur Riaz approached. Police claimed that the two officials signalled the car to stop. But when the car did not stop, Niazi allegedly opened fire on the car, killing Taimur.

Interestingly, police have listed Niazi’s fellow constable, Tariq, as one of the main witnesses to the incident. The girl accompanying Taimur at the time of the incident, was also named as a witness.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 4th, 2017.

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