PESHAWAR – The ex-husband and alleged killer of renowned Pashto singer Ghazala Javed was apprehended by police in Hindko Daman area of Peshawar on Wednesday, police sources said.

According to details, a police party following a tip-off raided a house in Hidko Daman area in the outskirts of Peshawar, where Jehangir, the ex-husband as well alleged killer of Ghazala Javed, had taken refuge. The house belonged to one of his friends.    

Earlier, police several times raided different areas for the arrest of the accused but had been failed to make any headway. However, this time the police successfully traced the hideout of Jehangir and arrested him from a house.

Talking to reporters, Superintend of Police Asif Iqbal said that police had received early information regarding the whereabouts of Jehangir Khan. He affirmed that two other accused of involvement in the killing of Ghazala Javed would soon be rounded up.

It is worth mentioning here that Jehangir Khan had allegedly planned shooting Ghazala Javed and her father while they were leaving a beauty parlor on the night of June 18 with the abetment of three of his accomplices.

The assailants were able to flee the scene after killing Ghazala and her father on the spot. Later, the police arrested the three accomplices but Jehangir had made his escape. The police were finally able to arrest Ghazala’s ex-husband who was nominated in the First Information Report (FIR) by the bereaved family members.