SC summons IGP KP in couple's murder case

ISLAMABAD A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising two other judges namely Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday and Justice Muhammad Sair Ali while hearing the human rights case regarding the brutal murder of newly married couple Minhaj Bibi and Sulman Ahmed has summoned the Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the next date of hearing (August 6). The action was taken on an anonymous application, which revealed the story of Minhaj and Salman who contracted the love marriage and approached court Sahiwal and ultimately fell prey to the hands of parents of Minhaj Bibi and were murdered. The application further intimated that on production before Magistrate Sahiwal, the statements were not recorded according to the facts stated by her but according to the wishes of her parents. Judicial Magistrate Harapa (Sahiwal) handed over the couple to parents of Minhaj who killed them. Additional Advocate General KP, DIG (Investigation) Idrees Khan and SSP Investigation Dr Waqar-ud-Din appeared on court notices. Dr Waqar-ud-Din, SSP Investigation, Peshawar stated that after receipt of letter from Supreme Court based on an application, case has been registered. He stated that dead body of Suleman Ahmed was found lying in Bara which was brought by relatives to Peshawar and has been buried there. He further stated that an application has been moved for exhumation of dead body for the purpose of post mortem etc. Ehsanullah, father of the deceased Suleman Ahmed present in the court, stated that he had no knowledge about the affairs of his deceased son with Minhaj Bibi. It is duty of state to probe into the matter and if some one has committed a crime he should have been picked for the same, he stated. SSP Investigation stated that PPO KP is out of province, however after registration of the case an investigation, has been started and report in this behalf shall be submitted. A perusal of FIR indicates that correct facts have not been mentioned therein. SSP stated that he would make correction accordingly before the next date of hearing. In the meanwhile District and Session Judge Sahiwal has also submitted an explanation of the Magistrate. The court directed that copy of the same be sent to Chief Justice Lahore High Court for information. The court observed that the final order in this behalf shall be passed later on.

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