Lahore: 3 cops record statements in SZH administrator murder case
LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge on Thursday summoned the prosecution witnesses in murder case of Shaikh Zayed Hospital Administrator Dr Abdul Saboor Malik, allegedly murdered by Major (retd) Haroon and others having links with banned outfit Harkatul Mujahideen–Al–Islami.
On Thursday, the court recorded statements of DSP Rai Zameer, Inspector Umer Faroque and Sub Inspector Farman Ali. It is pertinent to mention that due to sensitivity of the case proceedings of the case are taking place in the jail.
Shaikh Zayed Hospital Administrator Dr Abdul Saboor Malik, 43, was gunned down by three unidentified armed assailant/s near his Model Town C–Block residence. He was immediately taken to the Shaikh Zayed Hospital by the Rescue 1122 officials where doctors pronounced him dead.
Later, Model Town Division police investigated the case. The FIR stated that banned religious organization Harkatul Mujahideen claimed that they had killed Saboor due to his affiliation with the Ahmadiyyah community.
Later, Rawalpindi motorway police had arrested ex-major Rasheed along with his associate Talib when they were shifting a abducted businessman to Khyber–Pukhthunkhwa. Upon Rasheed’s confession, two more people, Basit and Salman were arrested in Karachi.
Police alleged the accused were the main members of the said banned organization. The accused said they planned to abduct the doctor and murder him after receiving a handsome ransom, but failure to abduct him had led to a direct murder. They alleged Saboor belonged to the Ahmadiyya community, which sparked their enmity with them.
It is said that leader of the arrested persons is Ilyas Kashmiri who is allegedly running a brigade of Harkatul Mujahideen–Al–Islami. There are also allegations against Kashmiri that he is involved in kidnapping people from across the country to support the militant activists waging ‘jihad’ against the security forces. However, security forces in June 2011 had claimed that Ilyas Kashmiri was no more as he was killed in drone attack by the US.