Lahore: ‘Fake encounter’ case adjourned
Lahore: Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Sheraz Kiani on Saturday adjourned the hearing of a fake encounter case against DSP Riasat Bajwa and three other police officials by November 17 due to absence of prosecution witnesses. On Saturday, jail authorities produced accused DSP Riasat Bajwa, sub-inspector Riaza, constables Muhammad Asif and Abdul Qadir.
Previously, the court had summoned prosecution witness to record their statements but they did not appear on Saturday. On this, the court summoned them again by November 17. The challan submitted had termed the encounter fake, stating that, during investigation, SI Riaz had confessed that he had murdered Shehbaz Butt with 30-Bor pistol which he had recovered from him.
After the murder, Riaz told the investigators, he had hidden the pistol in a trunk placed in the police station. Constables Abdul Qadir and Muhammad Asif used SMG riffles in encounter which were later recovered from Malkhana of police station, the challan mentioned.