Adeel’s remand extended for five days

Court also handed over co-accused Asad Bhatti to the police on five-day physical remand

​ Our Correspondent March 17, 2020

LAHORE: A magisterial court on Monday extended by five days the physical remand of accused SSP Mufakhar Adeel to the police station concerned for allegedly killing former assistant advocate general Shahbaz Tatla.

Meanwhile, the court also handed over co-accused Asad Bhatti, a mutual friend of SSP Adeel and Tatla, to the police on five-day physical remand.

The magistrate asked Adeel whether any counsel was appearing from his side, to which he responded that he had not engaged any lawyer yet.

Police officials sought further remand on the plea to thoroughly investigate the matter. Tatla family’s lawyer seconded the police’s request for remand.

Police had arrested co-accused Asad Bhatti on February 15 and recovered important pieces of evidence. Police had also seized laptops of SSP Adeel and Shahbaz Tatla after the former went missing on February 14. On February 13, CIA police recorded statements of five persons including three women who had visited that house where the incident occurred.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 17th, 2020.


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