Policemen booked for TLP worker’s killing – 18 Nov 2022

HARIPUR: An Abbottabad court on Thursday ordered the registration of an FIR against the district police officer and two other police officials over the alleged killing of a Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan worker.

Additional district and sessions judge Raja Mohammad Shoaib Khan issued the order after hearing a petition filed by Mohammad Tayyab of Khwaigan, Mansehra.

The officials to be booked included DPO Sajjad Khan, and SHO Havelian Haroon Khan, Abbottabad deputy superintendent of police Sabir Khan and Havelian station house officer Haroon Khan.

The petitioner insisted that his nephew, Mubashir Bhatti, was part of the Eid Miladun Nabi procession at the Chamba Bridge in Havelian on Oct 16, 2022, when the police fired at them.

He added that Mubashir was taken into custody by the police before a constable killed him by firing.

His lawyers, including Yousuf Hanjra and Mohammad Zubair Khan, insisted that his client approached the police for the registration of FIR of the ‘murder’ but the request was turned down.

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