KARACHI: A Pakistani fugitive, who was recently arrested and repatriated by Indonesian authorities, was killed by opponents in police custody last night, a police official said on Sunday.
“Muhammad Luqman Butt was taken to Daska Road for recovery of weapons last night at around 9 pm when one of his opponents, named Master Ijaz, killed him with the help of his accomplices,” Sub Inspector Muhammad Asghar at the City Wazirabad Police Station told Arab News.
The police authorities have lodged an FIR of the murder of Muhammad Luqman Butt against his opponent, Master Ijaz Rasool. Rasool, the FIR claims, killed Luqman while he was in the police custody and was taken to Daska Road for recovery of weapons on Saturday night (FIR copy by Gujranwala Police)
It may be recalled that the Indonesian police repatriated Butt, who was living in Asahan district of North Sumatra, on Thursday after arresting him two days before that.
The 34-year-old man, identified as Muhammad Luqman Butt, alias Husein Shah, and M. Firman, was flown from Medan to Jakarta, where he was handed over to the Pakistani police in the presence of officials of the Pakistan embassy.
According to police sources in Pakistan, Butt had five different cases registered against him in three police stations in the eastern city of Gujranwala.
He was suspected of committing two murders, and the Pakistani authorities had announced a bounty of Rs200,000 ($1293) on his head.
Police report shows a list of five different cases registered against Butt in Gujranwala, a district in Punjab. (Source: Punjab Police)
According to Station Police Officer Bilal-ur-Rehman at the City Wazirabad Police Station, attackers arrived on a motorbike at Daska Road to target Butt. “The police suffered some damages as well during the encounter,” he claimed.
Asked if any law enforcement personnel was hurt, Rehman said their vehicle was damaged by gunshots.
He refused to comment on why Butt was moved so late at night when his life could have been in danger due to the nature of charges against him.
The incident’s first information report claims that Master Ijaz Rasool confessed he had killed Butt through his men.