KARACHI: The police officer who had investigated the murder cases of Sarfaraz Shah and Shahzeb Khan has now been given the task to investigate the murder of banker Faisal Nabi. Noted filmmaker Mansoor Mujahid and two female suspects have been implicated in the case.
On Tuesday, Mohammad Mubeen replaced the previous investigating officer, Irshan Karim, who was issued a show cause notice after he failed to submit a charge sheet in the case.
The court had directed Karim to submit an interim charge sheet on July 9. The judge had directed the process server of the Clifton police station to make sure that Karim submits an interim charge sheet and had extended the jail custody of the suspects till July 13.
In his reply to the show cause notice, Karim said that he was unable to appear before the court as he had to take remand of a few suspects in another case from the Anti-Terrorism Court. Besides, the investigation of the case has been transferred to Mobeen, added Karim. He submitted the report through the process server of the Clifton police station.
Mujahid, an award-winning filmmaker of Seedlings [Lamha] fame, and his friend, A*, were booked for allegedly killing 33-year-old Faisal Nabi in an apartment in Defence on the night between June 19 and 20 after the group – which included another woman, M* – consumed ecstasy pills.
M was the one who complained to the police, which arrested Mujahid and A, and recovered the body in Clifton Block-2. Later, the police arrested M because she kept changing her statements before the police.
On the complaint of the victim’s brother-in-law, Nayal Khan, the police registered an FIR No. 191/2013 under section 302/34 for murder at the Clifton police station.
The police have also registered another FIR, No. 192/2013, under section 13E A-1 against Mujahid for possessing an illegal weapon.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2013.