Intizar murder case: Girl breaks silence on DHA shooting case

On the victims' father's demand, the police traced and approached girl accompanied by Intizar when he was shot dead

Faraz Khan January 17, 2018
Cops claim they mistook Intizar as a car snatcher, family calls the incident intended killing. EXPRESS NEWS SCREEN GRAB

KARACHI:  

A girl who was accompanied by young Intizar Ahmed, who was shot dead by Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) personnel in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) a few days ago, has recorded her statement with the police.

Intizar was shot late Saturday evening on Khayaban-e-Ittehad after the officials and personnel of ACLC resorted to indiscriminate fire at a White Corolla, killing the victim on the spot.

Although the police had initially claimed that the boy was killed in an act of targeted killing by at least two armed assailants riding a motorcycle, it was later revealed that the ACLC officials and personnel were behind the brutal murder of Intizar.

Later, the Darakshan police had arrested eight of the nine ACLC personnel while the remaining one has yet to be arrested.

It was revealed that a young girl was also accompanied by the victim at the time of the incident, however, the girl disappeared since the incident as she left the crime site on a rickshaw.

Youth Intizar Ahmed shot dead on Saturday killed by ACLC police

 

On the victims' father's demand, the police traced and approached the girl and recorded her statement. "Yes, we have recorded her statement," confirmed District South Investigations SP Farooq Awan while talking to The Express Tribune.

The girl, M*, recorded her statement with the police saying that she was accompanied by Intizar when the incident occurred, but she maintained that she did not see the culprits who opened fire at Intizar.

"Shortly after we got burgers, Intizar's friend came and shook hands with him but he did not get out of the car," she told the investigators.

"Suddenly, a black car then followed and tried to block our car. Soon after, another car and motorcycle came and attempted to stop Intizar. They opened indiscriminate fire at the car when Intizar sped up the car," she said.

She said that she could not understand what was going on at the time and even when she asked Intizar, he remained silent.

Initial investigation suggests personal enmity behind Karachi police killing

Meanwhile, Darakshan Station Investigation Officer (SIO) Naeem denied the news. "We have not recorded the statement of the girl so far," he said, adding that no information could be shared till the investigation was completed.

The police have obtained the initial forensic report of the weapons used in the incident, which revealed that two 9mm official pistols were used in the incident. Police said that one weapon had fired 12 rounds, while the other six.

On the other hand, Ishtiaq Ahmed, the victim's father demanded the investigators to collect the mobile phone data of M and the cops arrested in connection with the murder of his son.

Govt promises judicial inquiry in Intizar murder case

It has also been learnt that constables Bilal and Daniyal, the security guards of the ACLC SSP were among those who opened fire at Intizar.

ACLC inspector granted interim bail

A District West sessions court judge granted on Wednesday interim bail to a police inspector, Tariq Rahim, booked in the Intezar murder case. The court accepted bail for the accused at a surety of Rs5 million.

*Name withheld to protect the identity

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COMMENTS (2)

Jamal | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend The girl is witness of the gruesome murder. She should be provided with protection.
Sumayya Iqbal | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend An innocent soul lost his life and all you care about is the “na mehram” girl sitting with him in the car? Always remember that what goes around comes around. Stop mocking the deceased and his family because God forbid one day the girl could be someone related to you. So stop worrying about the ‘affair’ and focus on the actual problem here. May be family get the justice they deserve.
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