Case registered against 12 people in Rawalpindi firing incident

Four gunmen opened fire at three rivals in police custody outside Rawalpindi district court on Saturday.


Express November 13, 2011

RAWALPINDI: A case was registered against 12 people, including a woman, in connection to a firing incident at the Rawalpindi district court under the Anti-Terrorism Act, reported Express 24/7 on Sunday.

Four assailants opened fire at their three rivals in police custody. They also shot dead a passerby after they allegedly mistook him to be relative of the arrested trio on Saturday. The deceased are Chaudhry Shaukat, 55, Chaudhy Arshad, 50, Chaudhry Ghalib alias Mithu, 32, and the passerby, Muhammad Iqbal, 60, a resident of Rawalpindi.

The police had managed to arrest three of the assailants while the fourth suspect managed to flee. The arrested attackers are Safeer Sadiq, Khizar Sher and Asif Sheikh, all residents of Rawalpindi, who claimed that they were avenging the murder of three of their people.

The detained accused will be presented in court today (Sunday) for obtaining a physical remand.

The attack spread fear and panic among people at the district courts and led to a boycott of proceedings by lawyers, who protested along with bar association representatives against the inadequate security measures.

COMMENTS (1)

csmann | 9 years ago | Reply

are'nt these the same lawyers or their friends,who were celebrating and honoring the murderer QADRI

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