Gujrat: 4 accused on judicial remand Danish citizens’ murder
GUJRAT: The four accused arrested in connection with the murder of a Danish citizen, Tahira Naheed Tabussum, on the orders of Punjab chief minister were sent on judicial remand to the district jail on Monday.
The accused include victim’s father-in-law Bashir Ahmad and his three sons — Faisal Bashir, Sheraz and Mohammad Nawaz — who killed Tahira on June 19 at Jaura village allegedly for giving birth to her third daughter. Sources said the victim’s family approached the open court of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif held in Lahore, complaining of police laxity in investigation.
The chief minister issued immediate directives to police to arrest the accused and submit their challan in the court. Consequently, Kharian Sadar police arrested the accused on July 12.
Meanwhile, an offical of Danish police has visited Gujrat and met with the investigators of the case to inquire about the alleged involvement of victim’s husband Shahbaz in her murder. Shahbaz, also a nominated accused in the case is living in Denmark.
According to the sources, the victim’s family has been asking Danish authorities to get custody of her two daughters who are with Tahira’s in-laws. The family has also been asking the police authorities in Pakistan to bring Shahbaz back to Pakistan form trial. However, no progress could be made yet in this regard.