SC gives police 10 days to arrest main suspect in journalist?s killing
LAHORE: The Preferrred Court docket of Pakistan has ordered the Punjab Police to arrest the important thing suspect within the homicide case of journalist Zeeshan Butt in 10 days.
The apex court docket took up the suo motu case of the journalist’s killing on the Lahore registry on Saturday. All the way through lawsuits Inspector Normal Police Punjab Arif Nawaz Khan submitted a record concerning arrests made within the case. The record said that police had arrested 3 suspects within the case, then again the primary suspect Imran alias Mani was once nonetheless at massive.
When Leader Justice, Justice Saqib Nisar inquired from the IGP how lengthy it might take to arrest the suspect, he requested for 10 days which was once granted.
On April 6, the apex court docket had directed IGP Punjab Arif Nawaz to arrest the accused within the case on the earliest and release an inquiry in opposition to him below the anti-terrorism act. All the way through lawsuits the manager justice had inquired if the accused belonged to any political celebration and was once knowledgeable by way of the IGP that he was once affiliated with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
Print journalist Zeeshan Butt was once murdered on March 27 within the Union Council Workplace of Samaryal tehsil of Sialkot. His circle of relatives has accused UC Chairperson Imran Cheema of the homicide.
Zeeshan Butt had visited Imran Cheema’s administrative center to inquire about taxes levied on store homeowners, in line with an audiotape of his final phone dialog with District Council chairperson Hina Arshad Waraich at the day of his homicide.
Zeeshan Butt had referred to as Hina Waraich to tell her of dying threats he won from Imran Cheema following a heated change with him. Butt didn’t get an opportunity to finish his dialog because the sound of 3 gun photographs had been heard all the way through the phone dialog. The journalist succumbed to accidents won from firing inside the UC administrative center premises – the website of the incident.
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