Ex-DBA chief, driver gunned down – 11 Jan 2023

TOBA TEK SINGH: Two persons, including a former Faisalabad district bar association president, were allegedly murdered on Tuesday in an attack on their car in Faisalabad.

Batala Colony police said two unidentified motorcyclists intercepted the car of Naveed Mukhtar Ghumman when he was travelling on Samundri Road near the Government LCM High School and opened fire on the vehicle. As a result, Ghumman and his driver Binyameen Khan were injured critically.

Later, the bar association official died, while Khan succumbed to his injuries on the way to DHQ Hospital.

According to the autopsy report, deceased Ghumman received 44 bullets and his driver 12.

City Police Officer (CPO) Syed Khalid Mahmood Hamdani visited the attack site and informed reporters that police will try their best to trace and arrest the killers at the earliest.

The DBA office-bearers decided to observe three-day mourning and protest over the killing of their former president.

A case was yet to be registered till the filing of this report.

Three shot dead: Three persons were allegedly murdered by their rivals on Tuesday night near Chak Majhiwal canal bridge in Dijkot police limits, Faisalabad.

Police said two groups of Chak 274-RB, respectively headed by Basharat and Liaqat, had an old enmity.

They said some men of Basharat’s group were returning to the village from Dijkot in a car when their rival group’s men riding a bike opened indiscriminate fire on them near Chak Majhiwal canal bridge.

As a result, three of Basharat’s group – Qaiser Jat (40), Boota Chohan (60) and Sarfraz Kamboh (45) – were injured critically and died on the spot. Three others –Basharat, Khalid and Usman – who were also injured in the attack, were shifted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment.

Police are investigating into the matter.

POLICE NON-COOPERATION: Police are allegedly not cooperating in a robbery-cum-rape case wherein four men had gang-raped four women of a farmer’s family during a robbery on Jan 1 in Faisalabad’s village Chak 242-RB Dasuha.

According to the first information report (FIR) registered by police under sections 392, 395 and 376 of the PPC, four suspects arrived at the outhouse of the complainant, Babar Ali, on the night of Jan 1 at 10pm, snatched cash and mobile phones from all family members and their servants at gunpoint. After removing the batteries, they threw away the phones and fled from the outhouse at 2am.

The family claimed that although rape charges through Section 376 had been included in the FIR, police haven’t tried to trace and arrest the culprits. They added four women were gang-raped in front of children from 10pm to 2am.

When contacted, the police spokesperson claimed medical examination of the four allegedly raped women had been conducted and their report was awaited. Police have arrested some suspects and they were being interrogated.

The CPO had constituted a team of expert investigators, headed by Iqbal Division Superintendent of Police Ghulam Mustafa Geelani, to trace and arrest the culprits, he added.

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