FAISALABAD: The Dijkot police on Friday obtained four-day physical remand of four officials of the Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) facing the charge of killing an innocent man on Wednesday night.
Investigating officer Sarfraz Khan produced the accused before Magistrate Muhammad Salman and sought remand for 14 days; however, the magistrate allowed only four days remand.
The policemen had shot Waqas Ahmed dead at Chak 258-RB, Pharala, when he did not stop his car seeing the police signal. The initial inquiry showed neither any weapon recovered from his vehicle nor any sign of retaliation from the deceased or the other car occupants.
Iqbal Town SP Hafiz Kamran Asghar confirmed that four-day physical remand of the suspected officials had been obtained.
The investigating officer told the reporters that justice would be ensured and investigation had established that Ahmed was killed by the PHP officials.
He said interrogation would reveal who from among the four accused had killed the victim and the postmortem report might clear the actual situation.
Regarding writing of the wrong time and date of the incident in the first information port (FIR), he said it was a mistake by the computer operator and it had been rectified.
Mill worker dies: A sugar mill worker was burnt to death after he fell into a hot water pond at the mill in Kanjwani, Tandlianwala.
Munir Ahmed of Chak 447-GB fell into the hot water pond, which lacked any boundary wall. The pond was formed by the water from the boiler.
The deceased was reportedly facing financial constraints as he was allegedly receiving Rs15,000 monthly salary from the mills. He left behind four daughters, a son and a widow, the area people said.
They added that the mill administration had started raising the boundary wall following the accident. They alleged that the administration, instead of extending any help to the deceased’s family, offered them Rs5,000 for burial-related expenses.
Ahmed had fallen into the pond on Thursday evening. On being informed of the incident, the district administration officials rushed to the spot; however, no action had been taken, so far, against the mill over its alleged negligence that became the cause of the incident.
The Tandlianwala assistant commissioner was contacted for his comments, however, he did not reply.
Published in Dawn, January 23rd, 2021