PAKISTAN: TWO COPS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN INTEZAR MURDER CASE
October 25, 2021:
An anti-terrorism court in Karachi on 25 October 2021 awarded death sentences to two cops over their role in the murder of a youngster Intezar Ahmed, 19, in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) neighbourhood of the city by an ACLC team. (Sources: Dawn, Ary News, 25/10/2021)
The ATC judge found police constables Bilal Rasheed and Mohammad Daniyal, who were then posted as the gunman and driver of ex-ACLC chief (now DIG) Muqaddas Haider, guilty of shooting 19-year-old Intezar to death.
The court also awarded life imprisonment to six other ACLC officials
The ATC also announced an Rs200,000 fine against five convicts and ordered to release a cop, Ghulam Abbas, over lack of evidence.
On 13 January 2018, Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) personnel shot dead Intezar in the Khayaban-e-Ittehad area of the city.
Two different versions of the account emerged after the incident when police earlier claimed that the youth was killed by unidentified armed assailants on a motorcycle.
However, later it was disclosed that the personnel of law enforcement agencies opened fire upon his vehicle after he did not stop his car on their signal.
The slain youth was the only son of his father and recently came back from Malaysia.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on request of Ishtiaq Ahmed, father of Intezar Ahmed who was killed in a fire incident on 13 January 2018, at Seaview, constituted a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to investigate the murder case.