The families of two suspects killed during a police encounter on charges of gunning down Civil Lines SHO Imran Abbas held a protest at Liaquat Bagh Chowk on Wednesday.
The demonstrators chanted slogans against Rawalpindi police and blocked Murree Road owing to which motorists faced extreme difficulties. The demonstration was joined by a large number of women, children, and senior citizens.
The protesters claimed Shahid and Zahid were killed in fake police shootouts and demanded a judicial inquiry of the incidents. On receiving news of the rally City Police SHO reached the site with a police contingent and held a dialogue with the protesters. He assured them that their demands would be met which they dispersed peacefully.
A police spokesperson said that the families held a protest. He said Rawalpindi City Police Officer (CPO) Muhammad Ahsan Younis had requested a judicial inquiry into the shootouts in which both suspects nominated in SHO’s killing were gunned down.
He said a district and sessions judge had already issued orders for a judicial inquiry on the CPO’s request. He added that the petitions filed by the slain suspects’ family members were already dismissed by the court
Published in The Express Tribune, May 27th, 2021.