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Cops who killed Mudassar in fake encounter put on ECL

Lahore : 7 Police officials including Nasir Rizvi, who was the district police officer (DPO) in 2017, has been restrained from traveling abroad for his alleged involvement in the murder of Mudassar in a police encounter.

An official said the process to put his name on the exit control list has been initiated.

The official said that the JIT had asked the Federal Investigation Agency to take measures at international airports of the country to stop the former Kasur DPO and other cops from traveling abroad.

Police had arrested five of their colleagues including Sub-Inspector (SI) Muhammad Ali, Assistant SIs Muhammad Sharif and Tanvir Ahmed and constables Khalid Mahmood and Amjad Ali in connection with the extrajudicial killing of Mudassar.

The JIT earlier had taken 6 police officials into custody and later nominated two former SHOs Riaz Abbas and Younas Dogar in the case.

Jamila Bibi, mother of Mudassar, also submitted a writ petition for the registration of a murder case against the inspector general of Punjab, then district police officer Ali Nasir Rizvi and then station house officer of Kasur Sadar Younas Dogar.

Police had narrated a usual story regarding Mudassar’s killing that three gunmen opened fire at police at a picket on Ferozpur Road near Bhalo Sova on Feb 24. Later, near Khara bypass, the gunmen and police exchanged fire where Mudassar was injured by the firing of his own accomplices, who later fled.

The family of Mudassar says that police did not get DNA profiling of the youth to verify the allegations of rape but killed him only to pacify a councilor and some residents.

The family of Mudassar – his widow, two years old son, parents, six brothers and two sisters – had to leave the Ali Park locality for Mandi Usman Wala , some 30 kilometres from Kasur, due to their social boycott by the residents.

Jamila Bibi also alleged in her writ petition that police had picked up her other sons and grandsons and threatened to kill them if they resorted to protests or legal action.

An area magistrate sent two former SHOs, nominated in the fake encounter case of Kasur’s Mudassar, on a four-day remand.

The former SHOs were presented before the area magistrate by JIT member Hamid Bajwa.

It may be noted that Mudassar’s mother and his lawyer Sardar Ali Ahmed Dogar had earlier told the media that the previous FIR of Mudassar’s killing had nominated former SHO Younas Dogar.

They told that despite the court’s order, the JIT did not record their statements. They alleged that the police were pressuring them to withdraw the names of former DSP Mirza Arif Rasheed Baig and former DPO Ali Nasir. They also said that the police were offering them money to withdraw the case.

Police sources have claimed that the family of Mudassar has accepted the compensation money of Rs 16 millions and have recorded statements of 164 before the judicial officer to end the legal proceeding against the accused officers. But JIT did not verified the fact.

Meanwhile, an additional session judge discarded the bail application of former SHO Tariq Bashir Cheema who was also arrested by the police in the same extrajudicial murder case.

Mudassar was picked by Kasur police on Feb 24, 2017 in the rape-cum-murder of a minor girl of the locality, and was killed the same day.

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