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Former minister's son arrested in murder case probe

April 02, 2015

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SSP Investigations Rana Ayaz Saleem stated that Kanjo was arrested from Khushab today for allegedly firing his gun near Cavalry Ground after an argument caused by a car accident. — AFP/File
SSP Investigations Rana Ayaz Saleem stated that Kanjo was arrested from Khushab today for allegedly firing his gun near Cavalry Ground after an argument caused by a car accident. — AFP/File

LAHORE: Lahore police on the orders of Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif arrested Mustafa Kanjo, the son of former state minister of foreign affairs Siddique Kanjo, in connection with a murder case.

SSP Investigations Rana Ayaz Saleem stated that Kanjo was arrested from Khushab today (Thursday) for allegedly firing his gun near Cavalry Ground after an argument over a car accident, which led to the killing of 16-year-old Zain who was passing by on a motor-bike.

The case was filed at a local police station. Seven of Kanjo's security guards and domestic staff were arrested last night. However, on CM Shahbaz's orders the main culprit Kanjo was arrested today after investigation of the incident.

The victim's uncle told DawnNews that the family has been getting threatening phonecalls from Kanjo's family to take back the case, after which Zain's family urged CM Shahbaz to take notice and asked for police protection.

Kanjo will be handed over to SP investigation Mustafa Hameed and will be presented in court for suitable punishment for his crime after the investigation is concluded.

The victim's postmortem was completed this morning and the initial reports confirm that Zain was killed by a bullet.