Peshawar: Judicial Complex killing: Accused sent to jail after confession
PESHAWAR: A local court on Saturday sent a young person to prison after he confessed to killing his rival at the Judicial Complex in the capital city a day ago. The East Cantonment police station officials produced Sabz Ali, 16, before judicial magistrate Sher Aziz amid tight security requesting the court to record his confessional statement. The statement of the accused was recorded under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, according to an official source. Sabz Ali was held after he allegedly gunned down his rival, Mohammad Tufail, in front of a courtroom on the second floor of the Judicial Complex on Khyber Road in Peshawar.
The firing victim had showed up to file a petition for pre–arrest bail in a murder case.
According to the source, Sabz said in his confessional statement that around two months ago, Tufail had hurled hand grenade at his residence killing his father and injuring several relatives.
He added that Tufail, a very influential person, began harassing him and his family and thus, forcing them to stay indoors.
Sabz said his cousin, Sajid, a policeman, gave him a pistol inside the Judicial Complex before he shot Tufail dead on the premises.
Two people have already been killed at the Judicial Complex over the three months.
On April 20, an accused, Naimat Khan, was gunned down by his rivals, while on April 26, an undertrial, Riaz Khan, was killed by the son of the man allegedly killed by the former.
The FIR of the Friday incident was registered at East Cantonment police station at the complaint of Mubarak Hussain, brother of Tufail, under sections 302 and 109 of Pakistan Penal Code. Sabz and Sajid have been named in the FIR.
Currently, police hunt for Sajid, who works at Badabher police station. Around a dozen policemen, who were on duty at the Judicial Complex, have complained of being confined to the quarter-guard.
A man said his relative policeman told him over the telephone about intense heat inside his cell.
The said policemen were confined on Friday on the orders of Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan.
The Judicial Complex located beyond the Old Judicial Complex is adjacent to the high court. It has three main entrances all guarded by policemen. Walkthrough gates have been installed there to detect weapons.