Iamabad-The district administration of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) has approached FATA administration for transfer of Raja Arshad, main accused in the murder case of Barrister Fahad Malik, from Landi Kotal to Islamabad for the purpose of interrogation, it has been learnt reliably.

The chief commissioner ICT has forwarded a request of district magistrate Islamabad to the additional chief secretary FATA, FATA Secretariat, Peshawar. The letter stated that the accused Raja Arshad Mahmood, son of Muhammad Bakhsh, resident of sector E-7, is nominated in a case (FIR 239) dated August 15, 2016, under section 302/324/148/ 149/337 PPC registered at police station Shalimar Islamabad. It said the non-bailable arrest warrants of the accused had been issued from the court of competent jurisdiction. “It is reported that the accused has been arrested through assistant political agent Landi Kotal under section 122/123/11, 40 FCR and is presently on physical remand. The accused person is required to be transferred from Landi Kotal to Islamabad for the purpose of investigation,” the letter read.

The chief commissioner ICT requested the FATA Secretariat that quarters concerned be directed for transfer of the accused from Landi Kotal to Islamabad police for completion of the investigation of the subject case, under adequate security arrangements.

Earlier this month, the accused along with his accomplices had allegedly gunned down Barrister Fahad Malik near Shalimar police station as he was going home after mediating between Arshad group and another party. He was arrested by the political agent while fleeing to Afghanistan some days back.