Salahuddin’s death: LHC to decide on Punjab govt request for judicial inquiry by high court judge – Pakistan

The secretary of the Superior Court of Lahore (LHC) said Monday that a decision will be made on the letter from the Punjab government requesting that a judge from the higher court be appointed to conduct a judicial investigation into the death in custody of a alleged ATM thief Salahuddin Ayubi. The chief of justice of LHC returns to the country.

In a letter written to the LHC registrar on September 11, the Punjab government requested that a higher court judge be appointed to establish a sole proprietorship to conduct a judicial investigation to determine the facts and circumstances of Ayubi's death. in police custody and to suggest measures to prevent any such incident in the future.

In a separate letter written on September 5, the provincial government had requested that a judicial officer be appointed to conduct a judicial investigation into the matter. The secretary of the supreme court today eliminated this request by saying that a high-ranking civil judge was already conducting an investigation into Salahuddin's death.

Following the death of Ayubi, Prime Minister Usman Buzdar had ordered a judicial investigation into the matter.

Ayubi, a resident of Gujranwala, was arrested in Rahim Yar Khan when he was allegedly caught stealing from an ATM on August 31. Two days later, he was reported dead. According to the spokesman for the district police officer, Zeeshan Randhawa, Ayubi was behaving like a "madman" locked up when "he suddenly felt bad." He had said the man was unconscious when he was transferred to the emergency room at Sheikh Zayed Medical College Hospital, where doctors confirmed his death.

After Ayubi's death, Abbas Akhtar, Police Superintendent (DSP) of the city of RY Khan, was suspended from service for alleged misconduct / inefficiency in handling the case and Ramar Yar Khan DPO Umar Farooq Salamat was also removed from office. The Superintendent of Police Investigation, Habibullah Khan, received an additional charge from the DPO office, however, he was also transferred from the post for allegedly influencing the investigation of the case after the victim's father complained to the chief minister. of Punjab on the matter.



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