Rana Sanaullah Interrogation Anticipated as a Prime Suspect in Bhola's Murder
FAISALABAD: Police are considering Punjab's law minister Rana Sanaullah as a prime suspect in Asghar Ali alias Bhola Gujjar's murder against convicted target killer Naveed alias Commando's recorded statement, sources privy to police said.
“I had killed Bhola Gujjar, Arshad Lohar, Aslam Jorra and Khurram Bajwa on the direction and abatement of Rana Sana,” Naveed said in his statement recorded earlier in a court of law.
Rana Sanaullah has categorically denied his involvement in the murders, saying the allegations were being leveled to stop him from pursuing the murder case of Bhola Gujjar “who was like my brother”.
Anti Terrorism Court Judge Raja Pervez Akthar had directed City Police Officer Afzaal Kausar to appoint an SP rank officer to probe into the statement of Commando he recorded in the court on July 15 during the trial of Asghar Ali alias Bhola Gujjar murder case that was concluded on Oct 21.
Sources privy to the development told media that on the special permission of the ATC judge, SSP (operations) Irfanullah recorded Naveed’s statement at the Central Jail on Monday where he was detained in the high-security barracks as he apprehended that he would be killed by police.
They said in the light of the statement, the police officers had decided to grill Rana Sanaullah as prime suspect.
The convict has categorically told the police officer, recorded as his statement, on how he eventfully killed the four on Rana Sana's Instructions.
- Khurram Bajwa belonged to Sahi group and had been creating problems for Rana in the election, whereby killed.
- Bajwa, a gangster, and his accomplices were involved in his (Sana’s) kidnap and humiliation when he was picked up and subjected to torture by an agency at the behest of the then ruling party.
- Aslam Jorra was killed in a Fake Encounter with the aid of Police Inspector Mian Rafiq.
- Aslam’s brother Akram Jorra, who was in district jail, was also got killed in connivance with jail superintendent Rana Razaullah, inspector Mian Rafiq and Waheed in a fake encounter.
Gujjar was gunned down in January last near Sitta Ram Temple when he was on way home along with a driver Siddique.
The court had handed down death sentence on four counts to Naveed Commando and Nafees alias Goga. Two others -- Anjum Niaz and a police constable Tahir -- had been handed down life imprisonment on four counts.
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