SHC directs Korangi police to carry out probe into murder of lawyer

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday directed Korangi police to carry out investigation into the murder of a senior lawyer and submit a report.

A division bench, headed by Chief Justice Faisal Arab, was hearing a petition seeking probe into the murder of advocate Ali Hasnain Bukhari, who was murdered on March 04 outside his residence in Korangi area. The court has also sought report from the provincial authorities on payment of compensation to the legal heirs of the deceased lawyer.

Earlier, CJ had converted into constitutional petition a letter addressed to him by SHC Bar Association through which it requested him to direct the authorities concerned to investigate the incident and arrest culprits behind lawyer’s murder.

SHCBA’s letter stated that Bukhari was brutally murdered while he was going to SHC to pursue his cases. “This is heinous crime and an attempt to undermine judicial system and independent legal community”, said the letter.

It pleaded to the CJ to take notice of the incident and direct the law enforcers to bring the killers to justice. The court was further prayed to direct the provincial government to pay Rs20 million compensation to legal heirs of the advocate.

SHO Zaman Town police station filed a report, stating that the police personnel had arrested the accused persons, nominated in the murder case, during raids and interrogated them but no fruitful results were seen; therefore, they were released on personal bonds. He added the accused persons, who are involved in the incident, would be traced out and arrested soon.

It was stated a letter was also moved to SSP Investigation Korangi for Geo-fencing of incident site for further investigation but report was yet not received.

He said the case was still under investigation and progress report will be submitted later on.

The hearing of case was adjourned till April 10.

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