Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Fawad Chaudhry summoned to know ‘how exemplary KP Police is’


ISLAMABAD: Questioning the competence of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police in the murder case of medical student Asma Rani in Kohat, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry to appear in person.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-judge bench, gave the KP police two-week time to ensure the arrest of the culprit behind the murder of Asma.

He observed that the PTI often criticized the police of other provinces while hailed the force of the province, where it has been in power for about four and half years.

“We summon them [PTI] so as to know how exemplary their police are,” CJP Nisar observed. “Fawad Chaudhry says their police are doing better than the police of other provinces.”

The CJP, therefore, summoned the PTI spokesman on next hearing on February 21.

Asma Rani a third year student at Ayub Medical College was shot dead after she rejected a marriage proposal of the accused.

She was returning home in a rickshaw with her sister-in-law when suspect Mujahid Afridi who was already present outside their house shot her dead.

Asma received three bullet wounds and was shifted to a hospital in critical condition but later she died from her wounds.

The victim revealed the name of the person who fired on her in the moments before her death.

She said his name was Mujahid Afridi and he was the nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf district vice-president Kohat Aftab Alam.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had also approached the Interpol Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to locate and get extradition of the accused to Pakistan.

Police, on the complaint of the brother of the deceased, Muhammad Irfan, had registered FIR of the case  under Section 324 and 304 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

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