Bahria Town racing: UAE accepts FIA request to hand over Ali Riaz

Order for approaching UAE authorities made by Interior Ministry, Rawalpindi Police to constitute arresting team.


Express December 23, 2010

ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities on Thursday accepted the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) request to hand over Ali Riaz, accused in the Bahria Town drag race incident.

The FIA had earlier issued an arrest warrant for Ali Riaz and asked Dubai authorities for their assistance.

According to Express 24/7, the request had been made by FIA on the direction of the Interior Ministry. It is now up to Rawalpindi Police to constitute a team and send it to the UAE for his arrest.

Ali Riaz, the son of a real estate tycoon, had been nominated in an FIR after five spectators of a drag race were killed when one of the sports cars skidded off the road and ran them over, in Phase VIII of Bahria Town.

The apex court had earlier directed the Inspector-General of Police, Punjab, Tariq Saleem Dogar to arrest the persons booked in the FIR, including Ali Riaz. The court had also directed that the inquiry of the case be referred to an experienced and high-ranked police officer rather than a sub-inspector.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday while hearing a suo motu case had asked the Punjab police chief whether Rawalpindi city police was reluctant to arrest the culprits because they were “influential.”

COMMENTS (36)

Sami Khan | 10 years ago | Reply A few questions: Malik Riaz murdered several people (himself or through his people)... Anyone knows who was the murdered person? and how many people been murdered? Malik Riaz is a land Mafia DON ... he took over lands of people. BUT... have you gone to Bahria Phase 7 and Phase 8 and if you have gone these, you must have seen many places where people are still living and its not part of Bahria Town, only because they didn't sell their lands... Properties acquired by him were paid... Am I wrong? Did he pay the land owners or NO? if NO, who are those people who are not paid? Car race was part of a promotion held by PTCL... Why PTCL is not being held responsible? We cry too much when a rich one (specially well known people) does something (even if they are not very much responsible).. Why not when an ordinary people kills someone or robs off someone? Hundreds and thousands of cases, not even known... Isn't it becoming a part of our nature to curse ONLY the rich... Are we simply jealous to them? More questions after getting answers of these questions... Thanks guys for reading all this... Hope you will get me good answers and NOT JUST "blame game" or our so called "JEALOUSY"....
Fahad | 10 years ago | Reply Much said before me here. I just want to make a quick point that if courts are good then why don't people know about whereabouts of their loved ones who have gone missing? The day we learned that Mrs Janjua found his husband or even his body then we will be in better position to establish the credibility of courts and untill than it is all (as they say in Punjabi) nass paj and meaningless to talk about.
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