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Father of youth shot dead by ACLC personnel in Karachi demands justice

KARACHI: The parents of 25-year-old boy shot dead by Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) personnel in Karachi’s posh locality on Sunday appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take cognizance of their son’s killing.

Speaking to the media here, Ishtiaq Ahmed, the father of Intizar Ahmed, alleged that the ACLC personnel didn’t open fire at his son with an intent to stop him, but to kill him.

He questioned whether the personnel were empowered to resort to firing. The FIR of the killing of his son should have been lodged against them, but it has been registered against unidentified persons, he lamented.

Ahmed claimed the police were attempting to present the murder of his son as an accidental death.

Earlier in the day, DIG Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Saqib Ismail confirmed that the personnel, who he said opened fire at Intezar in Defence Housing Authority’s Khayaban-e-Ittehad early Sunday morning to stop him, were taken into custody.

The slain youth is the only son of his parents and had recently come back from Malaysia.

Following the incident, two contradictory accounts of the incident emerged as police claimed that the youth was killed by unidentified armed assailants riding motorcycle.

However, later it emerged that the personnel of law enforcement agencies opened fire on the deceased boy’s vehicle when he did not stop after being signaled to stop.

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