Court acquits Maulana Samiul Haq’s personal secretary

Maulana Samiul Haq

RAWALPINDI: A judicial magistrate on Thursday acquitted Ahmed Shah, the personnel secretary of prominent religious scholar Maulana Samiul Haq in his murder case.
Police produced Ahmed Shah before the court and submitted a probe report declaring him innocent. According to the police investigation report, Ahmed Shah was nothing to do with the murder of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq.
On the other hand, JUI-S Chief Maulana Samiul Haq’s sons also declared Ahmed Shah innocent in their testimonies recorded before the court.
Earlier,the police, on March 2, had arrested personal secretary of Maulana Samiul Haq (late), chief of his own faction Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S), and presented him before the court.
Judicial magistrate Zaib Shehzad Cheema sent the suspect Ahmed Shah on four-day physical remand to police custody. The JUI-S chief’s personal secretary was present at the time of crime at the religious leader’s residence. The investigators had sought eight-day physical remand of the suspect.
Shah had mysteriously disappeared after murder of Maulana Samiul Haq. Haq was assassinated at his residence in Rawalpindi on Nov 2 last year.

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