Pakistan: Widow alleges police harassment for moving court in her husband’s encounter case

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    The widow of a man killed in an alleged false encounter in Pakistan’s Jhang city claims that the police are harassing her for filing a murder complaint against them, including a sub-inspector involved in the fake encounter case.

    According to Dawn newspaper, citing Bibi’s appeal to Jhang magistrate Kamran Khalid, her husband, Ghulam Jaffar, was arrested while taking a bath at hamlet Bela Bangash by satellite police sub-inspector Amanullah Qamar and other police officers, according to Bibi’s appeal to Dawn.

    Her competitors accompanied the police when they came to arrest him, she claimed, and her husband was later slain in the phoney encounter. She further claimed that the police searched her home and harassed her to prevent her from submitting the petition.

    These charges are false, according to Sub-Inspector Amanullah Qamar, who also stated that a judicial investigation is underway. According to Dawn, he also stated that he would record his statement before the inquiry officer.

    In the last few days, the number of criminal cases in Pakistan’s Punjab province has increased.

    Approximately 1,900 metric tonnes of wheat were recently captured from accused smugglers who were attempting to transfer it from Faisalabad to other districts in contravention of the ban.

    According to Dawn, Faisalabad Commissioner Zahid Hussain claimed that seven cases have been filed against the smugglers and that they have conducted 216 searches across the division to stop the unlawful transportation and hoarding of wheat.

    A new case was filed in Kamalia yesterday, in which a man was allegedly poisoned to death by his wife.

    The deceased, Asif Jehangir Mughal (35), was transported to Kamalia Tehsil Headquarters Hospital early in the morning, where doctors directed him to the DHQ (District Headquarters) hospital, according to Kamalia City police. At the hospital, he was subsequently pronounced dead.

    Mughal’s wife, Nahid Bibi, was accused by the deceased’s relatives of poisoning him. According to Dawn, the culprit has been captured.