Gujranwala: Sextuple murder case accused flees from police custody
GUJRANWALA: A sextuple murder accused fled from police custody on the sessions court premises here on Tuesday. Police produced accused Rafaqat, Umar, Nazir and Ashraf in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Rehan Bashir from the Central Jail. After the hearing, police shifted the accused to a judicial lock–up when two accused Rafaqat and Umar unlocked their handcuffs and fled. On this, police chased them and caught Rafaqat while Umar succeeded to escape. Civil Lines police have registered a case against policemen Asif and Naeem on a charge of negligence and started investigations.
According to police, Rafaqat, Umar, Nazir and Ashraf had gunned down Abdullah, Boota, Saleem, Aslam, Ramzan and Sharif over an old enmity at Bambowali village on October 2, 2010. Aroop police had registered a case. Meanwhile, the CPO has constituted different teams to arrest fleeing accused Umar.
It is learnt that the accused opened their handcuffs with a ballpoint. It is also learnt that handcuffs, which are available in the judicial lock–up, are worn out and can be unlocked even by a nail.