Caretaker Punjab’s Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi on Saturday denied all allegations of PTI claiming that the PTI worker Ali Bilal died in a car accident, not in Police custody.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf worker Ali Bilal lost his life when police and the PTI supporters clashed violently on Wednesday ahead of the Lahore rally. The PTI leadership claims that Ali Bilal was in police custody when he was killed.
The post-mortem report of PTI activist Ali Bilal, whom the party claims were murdered at the hands of the police, revealed that the worker was subjected to severe torture and died from excessive bleeding.
According to a post-mortem report, Ali Bilal was subjected to torture and died from excessive bleeding caused by a severe blow to his head. The report revealed that 26 different marks of torture were found on the victim’s body, including on sensitive parts, while a part of his skull was badly affected.
After the death of a PTI worker Punjab Police High Officials took the notice of the incident and made a committee to probe into a PTI activist’s death in alleged police torture during clashes outside Zaman Park.
On Wednesday, Punjab Home Department imposed Section 144 in Lahore citing serious security threats for seven days. The clashes occurred as police attempted to disrupt the gathering of the PTI workers outside the PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s residence.
Some images of the body of the PTI worker in Lahore began circulating on social media. Later, more details of Bilal’s death began to surface, including CCTV footage of a private 4X4 vehicle, which can be seen dropping Bilal at a hospital where he was declared dead.
Punjab IGP Usman Anawar while Addressing a press conference along with Caretaker Punjab CM said that Ali Bilal was hit by a vehicle which led to his death. He said that four people who brought Ali to the hospital in a 4×4 vehicle have been arrested and will be presented before a court.
Caretaker CM Punjab lauded the police for their efforts in tracing the suspects. He denied the involvement of his administration in the incident.
“I will not surrender. I will prefer going home but will not give in,” the CM told journalists and advised PTI to refrain from leveling baseless allegations on the Punjab govt.
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab IGP Anwar said that the vehicle, in which the worker was brought to the hospital, belongs to PTI’s central Punjab wing leader Raja Shakeel.
He added that Shakeel informed PTI Punjab leader Yasmeen Rashid that a person has been hit by a vehicle
At this, Yasmin Rashid asked Shakeel — a member of PTI’s central Punjab wing — to come with her to Zaman Park and he went with the former health minister leaving the driver in the car, he added.
He said that Yasmin then went to Zaman Park and told Shakeel not to worry. IGP further said that the vehicle of Raja Shakeel contains blood stains of Zille Shah.
The IGP said that action would be taken if police negligence was proved.