Charsadda: Son of former high court CJ shot dead
CHARSADDA: Son of former Peshawar High Court chief justice, late Tallat Qayyum Qureshi, was killed when unidentified persons fired at him here at Sardaryab area Friday night.
The deceased, Umer Tallat, 26, his brother Usman Tallat and a cousin had gone to Sardaryab, a recreational spot known for scores of food outlets, on the bank of River Kabul.
The relatives accompanying him claimed that they stopped on a roadside on their way back to Peshawar from Sardaryab. “Four persons approached us and asked for a match box. When we told them that we did not have it, they started exchanging hot words with us and after that one of them opened fire,” said cousin of the deceased.
The deceased was rushed to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar but he expired on the way. The deceased had recently started practicing law. The attackers fled after the incident.
The motive behind the incident was unclear as the family members claimed that they did not have enmity with anyone.
The officials of the concerned Prang police station in Charssada came to know about the occurrence from the hospital and they rushed to Peshawar to get details of the incident.
Justice Tallat Qayyum Qureshi passed away on Jan 18 due to cardiac ailments. He was appointed high court chief justice on Nov 3 when former CJ Tariq Pervez declined to take oath under the PCO.