Lahore: Judgement reserved in SHO murder case
LAHORE: A two judge bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday reserved decision on a bail application of four accused involved in murder of Hadyara police station SHO. The bench comprising Justice Rauf Ahmad Sheikh and Justice Shahid Hameed Dar heard the application filed by Khalid, Hakeem Zulifqar, Safia Bibi and Nasreen Bibi. Their counsel told the court that SHO Muhammad Arshad was killed on December 31, 2011 due to falling from police jeep after a meeting (Panchayat) with villagers.
However, the police nominated 22 accused in FIR besides 50 un-known villagers to take revenge. He said that the SHO was not killed due to torture but hit to death after falling from police jeep, and a medical report also proved that death was not caused by torture but resulted from injuries after being crushed by jeep.
The counsel requested the court to accept the bail petition of the accused.
Opposing the contentions of accused counsel, the prosecution said that SHO was killed by the villagers and police investigation also against held them guilty. After recording arguments of both parties, the bench reserved its verdict.
Meanwhile, Justice Umar Ata Bandial of LHC on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of petition filed by Efroze Chemicals challenging the Punjab government’s step to declare it blacklist, allegedly for supplying spurious medicine resulting Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) deaths.