Petitioner in Usama Satti’s case demands to present police investigation reports in court

ISLAMABAD: A petition requesting the submission of JIT and judicial inquiry reports in the Usama Satti murder case has been filed in the Islamabad High Court.

During the hearing on Monday, petitioner Nadeem Yousuf demanded that the police present investigation reports of the case along with the challan in court.

“The chief commissioner had formed a joint investigation team and a judicial inquiry to prepare reports of the murder case,” he said. “But they weren’t submitted in the court.”

Following this, Chief Justice Athar Minallah summoned the chief commissioner and IG Islamabad and instructed them to submit their responses by March 1.

Earlier, the anti-terrorism court announced that the case decision will announce on March 5.

Usama Satti, a 21-year-old student, was killed on January 2, 2021, when the Islamabad police personnel opened fire at him for not stopping his car near Sector G-10.

According to Usama’s family, Usama was coming back after dropping a friend when the policemen opened fire at his vehicle. “He was shot just for not stopping his car,” the victim’s father said in a video statement.

His parents filed a complaint against the police officials demanding action be taken against them immediately.

Following this, five officers of the Anti-Terrorism Squad were arrested. A Joint Investigation Team has been formed by the Islamabad chief commissioner to investigate the killing.

Later on, the police officers were dismissed from their jobs.

Sections 302 (murder), 148 (rioting armed with a deadly weapon), and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of the offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Pakistan Penal Code have been registered against them at Islamabad’s Ramna police station.

On the other hand, initially, the police claimed they had received news of a dacoit escaping in a white car. “The policemen asked the man to stop the car but when he didn’t, they opened fire at him,” a police officer had said, claiming that two bullets hit him.

A medical report by the PIMS Hospital revealed, however, that six bullets hit the victim. The bullets hit him in the face, chest, neck, and head.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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