Karachi: Inquiry officer visits scene of PIB Colony double murder
KARACHI: District and Sessions Judge Hasan Feroz, who is the inquiry officer of the PIB double–murder case, on Tuesday visited the location where Mansoor Mukhtar, a senior worker of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), and his brother were shot dead. The inquiry officer was accompanied by a judicial magistrate and court staff, the station house officer (SHO) of the PIB police station and the deputy superintendent of police. The officials inspected the house and recorded statements of the deceased’s mother, brother, cousin and sister-in-law.
Feroz has been appointed as inquiry officer by the provincial government to conduct a judicial probe into the double–murder case. Mansoor’s mother narrated that the suspects had broken into the house by scaling a boundary wall. “Though my grandsons and I pleaded for mercy, the gunmen killed both of my sons,” she said.
She added that her third son would have also been killed if he had been present at the house at the time. She also claimed that immediately after committing the offence, one of the suspects identified himself as Ahmed Ali Magsi.
Mansoor’s wife, his brother and a cousin also narrated their accounts of the incident to the inquiry officer. The inquiry officer has directed a Tapedar to prepare a sketch of the crime site which is to be produced by Wednesday. Mansoor and his brother Masood were gunned down in their residence in PIB Colony on March 27. Masood’s wife had also sustained injuries in the attack.