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Suspects in Pakistan honour killing remanded

Publication Date : 06-06-2014

 

In another development in the Farzana Perveen murder case, the anti-terrorist court (ATC) in Lahore on Thursday handed over the ex-husband of the victim and two of her relatives to the police on a seven-day-long physical remand, DawnNews reported.

Police produced the three accused in the murder case — the victim’s cousin Mazhar Abbas, who was also her former husband, and two other relatives Zahid Iqbal and Ghulam Ali — before the court.

Although authorities had asked ATC judge Khalid Mahmood Ranjha to hand over the accused in police custody for 14 days, he ordered a physical remand of seven days and ordered that the accused be produced in court on June 12.

In his comments, the judge directed police officials to finalise and submit the charge sheet in the case as soon as possible so justice can be administered swiftly.

Earlier today, Capital City police officer Lahore Shafeeq Ahmed Gujjar had submitted a detailed report on the case before a bench of the Lahore High Court.

He had informed the court that four out of six nominated accused and nine out of 20 unidentified suspects had so far been arrested.

“Police will present a charge sheet of the incident within a week’s time,” Gujjar had stated.

Furthermore, the detailed report submitted in the court stated that Perveen was shot in one leg when she was heading towards the LHC. As a result, she had fallen on the ground after being hit by a railing, following which her relatives who were already assembled at the spot began pelting stones and bricks on her. She died as a result.

 

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