Police encounter killing in Punjab: Apex court summons accused cops

F.P. Report

LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday converting an application, moved by a mother against killing of his son in an alleged encounter, into a suo motu notice, summoned all accused including police officials for April 7.

The court also summoned Additional Inspector General Investigation Abu Bakr Khuda Baksh on the next date of hearing, besides appointing an amicus curiae, in the matter.

The bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan, passed these directions while hearing the matter at Supreme Court Lahore Registry.

Earlier, Sughra Bibi app-eared before the bench and submitted that his 18-year-old son, Mohsin, was killed in an alleged encounter at Begum Kot near Shahdara Lahore in 2008.

She also submitted that it had been proved that the encounter was fake in a judicial inquiry conducted on the directions of district and sessions judge Lahore.

Prosecutor General Pun-jab Qadir also apprised the bench about the background of the incident in accordance with documents provided by the applicant.

At this, the bench summoned the accused including the police officials on April 7 while adjourning the further hearing.

Meanwhile, the bench also issued notices to accused involved in another alleged encounter on an application. Amina Bibi had moved the application against alleged killing of his son in an encounter.