CJP takes suo motu notice of Asma murder case

CJP takes suo motu notice of Asma murder case

Islamabad (Staff Report): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday took suo motu notice of Asma Rani’s murder.

The CJP summoned a report from the Inspector General Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Mehsud within 24 hours.

Chief Justice Nisar questioned how the suspect was able to flee the country.

Asma, a third-year medical student was shot dead in her hometown of Kohat after she refused a marriage proposal. The victim’s family claims she was gunned down by the prime suspect Mujahid Afridi who fled the country to Saudi Arabia on Monday.

Earlier, police have claimed to arrest an accomplice of the main suspect. The suspect Sadiqullah is the brother of the main accused Mujahid Gul Afridi.

The Inspector General (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police, Salahuddin Mehsud on Monday, confirmed that Mujahid Afridi had successfully managed to flee to Saudi Arabia from Benazir Bhutto Airport Islamabad on an Umrah visa right after the murder. The KP police have contacted the FIA for red warrants of the accused, he added.