- ATC has sought investigation report of the incident at the next hearing.
- Police told the court that terrorism provisions have been added to the FIR.
- Afnan’s lawyer told the court that his client is only 17 years old.
LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court in Lahore on Saturday approved the five-day physical remand of 17-year-old Afnan Shafqat in a case related to a tragic road accident in Defense Phase-VII, Lahore, that claimed the lives of five people of the same family. Had gone.
The court also asked for the investigation report of the incident on the next hearing.
During today’s hearing, the police told the judge that terrorism provisions have been added to the First Information Report (FIR).
Police said that the accused should be given physical remand for questioning.
“Had the Judicial Magistrate given physical remand before?” The court asked.
On this, the victim’s lawyer said that the investigating officer did not ask for remand from the judicial magistrate.
He urged the police to give physical remand of Afnan and said that they have not yet recovered anything from the accused.
Later, the lawyer representing the girl said that fair trial is everyone’s right.
“We are saying that an unfortunate incident happened and we accept that the accident happened due to the negligence of the accused,” the lawyer said.
Afnan’s lawyer requested to add appropriate sections in the FIR and told the court that he is only 17 years old.
“The accused can be tried under juvenile court,” he said.
According to newsTeenage driver Afnan had confronted the victims and threatened them before crashing their car in Lahore’s DHA earlier this week.
The driver chased the women sitting in the car from Y Block for a long time. Hasnain, the driver of the victims’ car, increased the speed of his vehicle several times so that Afnan would give up the chase, but the accused did not give up and continued to harass the family.
However, Hasnain later stopped the car and scolded Afnan for his behaviour.
Hasnain’s father, who was traveling in the other car, also asked Afnan to stop harassing the women, but he rammed his car into the victims’ vehicle at a speed of 160 km/hr near McDonald’s Chowk.
After the accident, Hasnain’s car fell 70 feet away from the road and all the people in it died on the spot. Four people came to save him but seeing the anger of the people the suspect ran away.
After the incident, the teenager was taken into custody and the case was handed over to Deputy Superintendent Kahana after adding sections of terrorism and murder to the FIR.
On the other hand, the girl’s family is adopting unethical tactics to put pressure on the victim’s family to withdraw the case.
Action against underage drivers
A day earlier, Punjab’s caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi had ordered action against underage drivers across the province following the incident.
Naqvi directed Punjab Inspector General of Police, capital city police officer Lahore and regional police officers to take action against those driving cars and bikes without licenses.
“Underage drivers are not only a danger to others but also to themselves. Parents should not allow underage children to drive cars and bikes,” Naqvi appealed while issuing the directive.