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Youth killed after police open fire on car in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Five officials of the Counter-Terrorism Force (CTF) of Islamabad Police have been taken into custody for opening fire on a vehicle leaving a youth dead.

Police said the officials were arrested and shifted to Ramna police station over allegedly opening fire on a vehicle. The incident occurred in Sector G-10 where the security officials shot multiple times on a vehicle after reportedly trying to stop the driver several times.

The victim was a university student identified as Osama Nadeem. His father Nadeem Younis has submitted an application to lodge a case and said his son was returning home from dropping a university friend late night at 2AM.

The father claimed that his son had told him about his recent scuffle with police who had threatened to teach him a lesson. He claimed that the police officers named has killed his son and fire 17 bullets at his car in an act of terrorism. The police were named as Muddassir Mukhtar, Shakeel Ahmed, Saeed Ahmed, Muhammad Mustafa, and Iftikhar Ahmed.

Meanwhile, police stated that the officials followed a suspicious vehicle with tinted glasses and tried to stop it many times. They claimed to have received a complaint on Friday night over a robbery attempt in Shams Colony by some criminals in a car.

Police said the vehicle was followed by CTF officials who were patrolling duty in the area. However, after many failed attempts to stop the car, the policeman opened fire on the tyre which hit the driver leading to his death.

The body was shifted to the hospital where his post-mortem was conducted. Spokesman PIMS said the bullets were fire at the victims from the front. Police also claimed that that the driver opened fire at them.

Police said that a case will be registered against the car firing incident over the complaint from the victim’s family. Inspector General (Police IGP) Islamabad has ordered to immediately launch a probe into the firing incident and has constituted an investigation team.