KASUR - The joint investigation team (JIT) formed to investigate Mudassir case released two assistant sub inspectors and a driver due to lack of evidence here the other day.

Mudassir had been killed in a 'shootout' with police for allegedly strangling a minor girl, Eman Fatima after rape. The girl was found raped and murdered at an under-construction house in February 2017. Saddr police had arrested 'suspect' Mudassir and had him killed in an 'encounter' declaring him rapist and murderer of Eman Fatima.

The situation, however, reversed with the arrest of suspected rapist and murderer of seven-year-old Zainab who confessed to have killed nearly a dozen girls including Eman Fatima after rape. His DNA examination ascertained his confession and consequently, Eman Fatima case was reopened. A JIT was formed and was tasked with arresting the policemen accused of killing Mudassir on mere suspicion.

The JIT arrested six policemen including Sub Inspector Muhammad Ali, Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASIs) - Tanvir Ahmed and Muhammad Sharif and launched investigation. The ASIs and driver Hussain have been released due to lack of evidence.

Asma lauded for irrefutable services

Veteran lawyer late Asma Jahangir represented soft image of Pakistan. The vacuum caused by her death would not be filled easily.

Kasur Press Club (KPC) office-bearers stated this during a condolence reference held in connection with sad demise of Asma Jahangir here the other day.

They showered the deceased lawyer with praises for her undeniable efforts for human rights. They pointed out that Asma always sided with truth despite severe opposition. KPC president Mehr Javed, chairman Ajmal Shad, general secretary Saleem Anjum and other office-bearers spoke on the occasion.