Another CCTV footage of Maqsood’s fake encounter emerged on surface

20 Jun, 2018 3:30 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The another closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the killing of Maqsood has emerged, in which police officers can be seen firing on Maqsood, who was travelling in a rickshaw.

The footage starts off with a rickshaw overturning on the road and police was following the rickshaw in Hiroof, after which police officers surround it and then forcefully take out the passenger (identified as Maqsood) from it. The officers then open fire on the youth.

Law enforcement authorities on January 20 claimed to have killed a wanted suspect, Maqsood, in a shootout near Faisal Base on Shahrah-e-Faisal. However, hours later, police backtracked on their initial statement, stating that the citizen was in fact killed due to the firing of the real suspect engaged in a shootout with the police.

Four policemen of the Shahra-e-Faisal police station are nominated in the case. Police, in a charge sheet submitted on March 24 for the Maqsood killing case, stated that ASI Tariq shot the deceased from a close range.

The charge sheet further stated that Tariq shot two other people after dragging them out from a rickshaw, along with the deceased.

Sheikh Muhammad, the father of the deceased, expressed reservations over the charge sheet. He demanded that the authorities present the CCTV video of the incident to the public.

On April 4, Sindh Police included terrorism charges against suspects named in the Maqsood killing case.

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