Two alleged shooters of ATC judge arrested

SWABI: The district police today (Thursday) claimed to have arrested two main shooters, who shot dead Swat Anti-Terrorism Court Justice Aftab Afridi, his wife and two children on April 4.

Swabi District Police Officer Shoaib Khan has asserted that both the killers, identified as Muhammad Zakir Shah and Shehzad, had opened indiscriminate fire on the judge’s car near Ambar Interchange in Swabi.

“Zakir has confessed his crime before the court,” the DPO said, adding that during interrogation, the accused also gave up names of more accomplices. The arrested accused had also disclosed that they were duly armed with sub-machine guns (SMGs).

It was earlier reported that the judge’s driver and guard were also seriously injured in the attack. The DPO said that an FIR was registered on behalf of the late judge’s son.

Speaking about the incident, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police Dr Sanaullah Abbasi had termed the incident tragic, adding that an investigation was underway. “The accused will be arrested soon,” he had stated.