PESHAWAR - A local leader of Jamaat-e-Islami district Bannu was gunned down by unidentified armed assailants on Sunday, police said.

According to details, unknown armed motorcyclists opened fire at Malik Tufail Khan, a local leader of the JI at Maghul Khel area which falls within the limits of Ghurewala area of district Bannu. Resultantly, the JI leader died while the attackers managed to escape from the scene.

It has been learned that the JI office-bearer has no enmity with no one. Following the incident police rushed to the spot, cordoned off the area and launched search operation, however, no arrest was made this filing this report.

Police registered a case at Ghurewala police station against unknown suspects and launched an investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, the JI KP Chief Mushtaq Ahmad Kan had expressed grief over the killing of Tufail Khan and asked relevant quarters to arrest the killers immediately, otherwise, warned to call for an agitation movement in this regard.

‘AIDE’ OF ASMA RANI MURDER

 SUSPECT SENT ON REMAND

A judicial magistrate on Sunday sent Shahzeb, an ‘aide’ of the prime accused Mujahidullah Afridi in the murder of Asma Rani, to jail on a judicial remand for two weeks.

The facilitator, a taxi driver Shahzeb had allegedly helped Mujahidullah Afridi in escaping from Pakistan, had been arrested by the Kohat police was presented before the court of Judge Mohammad Umer Farooq in Kohat district.

The police told the court that during the initial interrogation, Shahzeb had confessed to facilitating and aiding Mujahidullah in fleeing the country. The police added that the motorcycle used by Sadiqullah and Mujahidullah to commit the crime was also recovered from Shahzeb’s house.

The police told the court that they also recovered the car used to help Mujahidullah Afridi’s escape. The court handed the suspect over to the police on judicial remand for 14 days.

It merits mentioning here that Asma Rani, a third-year student at Ayub Medical College, was murdered last week after she refused to marry Mujahidullah, the prime suspect in the case.

She was rushed to the hospital after being shot three times, where she in her statement before her death told the police Mujahidullah and Sadiqullah, the assailants opened fire at her.

Soon after the murder, police claimed that Mujahid had escaped to Saudi Arabia. However, Sadiqullah was arrested, who during interrogation named Shahzeb as the facilitator in feeling the main accused in the murder, upon which police arrested him and the court on Sunday handed over him to police on judicial remand for two-week.