SC orders Punjab IG to lodge FIR of attack on Imran Khan
The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday ordered Inspector-General (IG) Punjab police Faisal Shahkar to lodge First Information Report (FIR) of assassination attack on PTI chairman Imran Khan within 24 hours.
During the hearing of the contempt of court case against Imran Khan, the PTI chairman’s lawyer informed the court that the FIR of attack on Imran Khan has not been registered yet.
The Supreme Court summoned Punjab IG Faisal Shahkar and Advocate General Punjab Advocate Ahmad Awais.
CJP Umar Ata Bandial said that the non-registration of an FIR means that the police investigation has not started yet, if the police did not investigate, it is possible that the evidence may have been eliminated from the crime scene.
“Thus, the evidence in the case will be controversial and later inadmissible in court,” CJP said.
The CJP furthered that under the criminal justice system, the police can file an FIR on their own but after the 90 hours of the incident FIR has not been filed yet, on which the Punjab IG informed that Punjab government has barred them from the registration of an FIR.
Later, CJP Umar Ata Bandial ordered Punjab IG Faisal Shahkar to register an FIR of the attack within 24 hours elsewise SC will take suo moto notice.
Seven people, including former prime minister Imran Khan and other party leaders, were injured and a party worker was killed in a gun attack on the PTI chief’s container as his convoy reached Wazirabad’s Allah Wala Chowk on Thursday.
Khan escaped with four bullets wound to his right and left leg when a gunmen sprayed pistol fire at his modified container truck as it slowly drove through a thick crowd in Wazirabad, around 170 kilometres (100 miles) east of Islamabad.