Peshawar: Plea filed for arrest of FC officials
PESHAWAR: Family of a minor girl, who was left handicapped after Frontier Corps personnel fired at their vehicle, has moved a local court for arrest of the officials concerned and to include provision of the Anti-Terrorism Act in the case. It is learnt that two separate applications were filed by Mohammad Faisal, uncle of the girl Laiba, before the court of additional district and sessions judge, Arshid Khan.
The applications were filed through Advocate Mumtaz Khan. In the first application, the applicant stated that on the directives of the court the FIR of the occurrence was registered at Hayatabad police station in February 2010, but so far the police had neither completed investigation in the case nor submitted the charge sheet to the court.
The applicant requested the court to order the arrest of the concerned officials so as to complete investigation in the case.
In the second application, Mr Faisal stated that as the security forces had fired at them in a residential area and on a busy road it had terrified people in the area. He stated that provision of the Anti-Terrorism Act had also been attracted in this case, but the police had not included the same in the FIR.
The applicant had stated that on Nov 25, 2009 he and his niece, Laiba, and two sisters were returning back home in Hayatabad in their vehicle when they came under fire from FC personnel. He stated that Laiba was hit on both legs below the knee and his sisters remained unhurt in the incident.