Sheikh Rashid Ahmad had stated in his FIR that he was fired upon but remained safe when he reached Zero Point on Thursday night. – File Photo
ISLAMABAD: Member of the National Assembly, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmad's car was hit by a falling stray bullet late on Thursday night, said the police rejecting the MNA’s claim of being attacked.
The stray bullet, falling from the sky, was at terminal end of its trajectory at a low velocity and came at a vertical angle, police investigation revealed on Friday.
The bullet partially pierced the top sheet of the car's trunk and got stuck there, said a press release issued by the police.
“Preliminary investigation by police has been conducted under the supervision of SSP, SP City and ASP City Islamabad.”
Quoting the application submitted at Aabpara Police Station by Sheikh Rashid, police said that he was proceeding to his house located in Rawalpindi in his Toyota Corolla car after attending a TV programme.
Rashid stated in his application that he was fired upon but he remained safe when he reached near Zero Point on the highway at around 10 pm on August 29. The driver disembarked and checked the vehicle and found a bullet in the car's trunk.
On the complaint of Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Aabpara Police Station on Thursday night.
The MNA had informed the media about the incident prior to reporting it to the police, said the press release. Police were investigating the incident from all angles, it added.