Court directs IO to submit Intezar murder case record

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KARACHI: A local court on Saturday directed the investigation officer (IO) of the case pertaining to the murder of 19-year-old Intezar Ahmed to submit the police record.

The judge directed the IO to submit the police file of the case until February 15.

When asked about the police record, the IO told the judge that a joint investigation team was constituted afresh to probe the murder case. He, therefore, sought time to submit the record.

Meanwhile, the court extended the bail granted to accused Tariq Rahim in the case till next hearing.

Intezar Ahmed was shot dead under mysterious circumstances by armed ACLC personnel in plain clothes when he didn’t stop his car after being signalled by them in Khayaban-i-Bukhari of Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) on January 13.

Eight Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) officials have been arrested and sent to jail on judicial remand in the case while another accused is out on bail.

A joint investigation team (JIT), formed under the supervision of CTD Intelligence SSP Pervaiz Chandio to probe the case, recorded the statement of the slain student’s father and a girl who was with the deceased at the time of the incident.

Ishtiaq Ahmed, SSP Muqaddas Haider and a witness, Madiha Kiyani, appeared before the JIT to record their statements.

The JIT comprises representatives from the intelligence agencies, Rangers, special branch, and Karachi Police