Suspect in police custody. Screengrab


Suspect in police custody. Screengrab
  • Police say ATA clauses added in FIR. 
  • Faiz will be presented before an anti-terrorism court tomorrow.
  • Five policemen were found to dereliction of duties under arrest.

SHEIKHUPURA: Police on Monday obtained three-day judicial remand from a magistrate of a suspect accused of murdering eight people with an axe in Sheikhupura, reported Geo News.

The remand was approved after the police presented suspect Faiz before the magistrate.

The police shared that clauses from the Anti-Terrorist Act have also been added to the FIR, adding that Faiz will be presented before an anti-terrorism court tomorrow (Tuesday).

The police also shared that five policemen found of dereliction of duties are already under arrest.

The policemen were accused of negligence in a report submitted by the regional police officer (RPO). The report states that the locals had warned the police that the suspect had threatened to murder people.

However, Narang Police Station failed to take action against Faiz.

Last week, in a grisly incident, eight men were murdered with an axe while sleeping in a village near Sheikhupura, Punjab.

Sheikhupura District Police Officer Faisal Mukhtar (DPO) said the culprit attacked the men sleeping at different spots in the farms after 3am. He said that the police arrested the suspected murderer with the weapon used in the killing.

The official further stated that the suspect seems to be a mentally unstable person. 


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