Nishter Colony encounter DSP among four indicted
LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge on Wednesday indicted a DSP and three other policemen in Nishter Colony encounter that led to the killing of young Shahbaz Butt.
DSP Riasat Bajwa, sub-inspector Muhammad Riaz and constables Muhammad Asif and Abdul Qadir denied the charges and the judge summoned prosecution witnesses on Aug 24. The court also adjourned hearing of post-arrest bail petition of DSP Bajwa till Aug 20.
Last month, a Mohafiz squad arrested Shahbaz Butt during an alleged dacoity incident. Later, the Nishter Colony police reached the spot and killed Butt, claiming he died in encounter.