Zainab murder case: Body to dig out truth about Shahid Masood's claims

Committee to submit findings to the Supreme Court within 30 days


Hasnaat Malik January 29, 2018
Dr Shahid Masood. PHOTO COURTESY: Twitter/Shahid Masood

ISLAMABAD: As announced a day earlier, the Supreme Court on Monday constituted a three-member inquiry committee to determine the veracity of Dr Shahid Masood's allegations that the alleged murderer of Kasur’s 7-year-old Zainab is part of an international racket and bears 37 bank accounts.

The committee will be headed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General Bashir Memon and comprise Intelligence Bureau Joint Director (Islamabad) Anwar Ali and Islamabad Police Assistant Inspector General (Operation Division) Asmatullah Junejo.

The committee may seek assistance from any senior officer of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) for probing into the alleged bank accounts of suspect Imran Ali as well as other experts whom it may consider helpful for the purpose of conducting its inquiry and probing the issue.

It will record the testimony of Dr Masood; consider the material the anchor desires to produce in support of his claim during the inquiry; and collect any other relevant material available from other quarters. It shall submit its report within a period of 30 days.

The Supreme Court took notice of Dr Masood’s claims made during his television show on January 24 and summoned him to the court. The anchor also provided the court with names of the suspect’s alleged accomplices, including an unnamed federal minister.

Later, the Punjab government rejected Dr Masood’s claim by showing a letter from the SBP which stated that the suspect did not hold any bank account. The court warned the TV anchor that he would have to face serious consequences if he failed to support his claim with evidence.

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On Sunday, the court summoned the TV anchor once again, but he failed to produce any evidence, as claimed during his earlier court appearance.

The court, however, announced a new inquiry committee after Dr Masood expressed his lack of trust in the one formed by the Punjab government.

COMMENTS (4)

Ghulam nabi wani | 3 years ago | Reply Try to understand what Dr.Sab has said? He arrgued that if he proclaimed Hus evidence in public than certainly the culprits and their associated will alret , and secondly he wil present evedence before the JIT, so wait, he iz fighting the case of our future daughters, our all, not his personal.
Shahid | 3 years ago | Reply Dr Shahid Masood looks llike a truthful person. Look at his TV talks , he is confident that he will unmasked the dirty , corrupt and powerful mafia who is abducting children, using them for ponography and killing them for the lust. It is the job of the Supreme Court to help Shahid Masood to go forward with them to unearth this scandle and JIT must be free from Punjab and Sindh goverments officials pressures. As Rana Sana Ullah and other anchor persons started doubting him with a huge cry in the beginning . They all must have fear of Allah SWT. Allah SWT is watching me in this opinion , and all who are involved including judges, media persons and governments. اللہ سریع الحساب
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