Police on Friday booked a petrol pump owner Ghulam Nabi Memon, his brother and two other employees in the FIR of petrol pump manager Sadiq Rasool Sheikh’s murder, who was found dead in the meeting area of his office last Saturday near Pattan Naka area of Sujawal town.
Complainant Advocate Kanwal Sheikh, sister of the deceased, got lodged the FIR under sections 302, 34 and 109 of Pakistan Penal code 1860 at Sujawal police station late Thursday night.
A large number of local citizens staged a protest by blocking the main Sujawal-Karachi road for the whole Wednesday night after SHO Sujawal refused to lodge the FIR and asked the complainant to leave the police station.
They chanted slogans against police and an influential businessman reportedly involved in the whole episode. Talking to local reporters, Advocate Imran Shah, who was present at the police station during the registration of the FIR, said that lawlessness was at its peak in Sujawal. He added that those involved in the brutal murder were influential persons of the area but not above the law.
“An incident took place some four months back in the town when a Hindu labourer was found hanging from the roof of a flour mill under mysterious circumstances but no case of that incident was registered. Furthermore, the heirs of the labourer were compelled by the mill owner to keep mum over the issue,” said Imran Shah.
He said that Sujawal Bar Association would stand by their colleague Kanwal Sheikh. The police on the day of the incident recovered a repeater and pallets from the crime scene along with a blood-stained bed sheet.
Advocate Kanwal Sheikh said that she would not take a sigh of relief until justice was served to her brother. She added that she would take steps to ensure a fair and transparent investigation into the brutal murder of her brother.
Sindh Bar Council has also condemned the death of the lawyer’s brother and the behaviour meted out to her and her family throughout the whole episode.
On the other hand, Sujawal Shaheri Etihad has announced the launch of a protest drive against the killing of Sadiq Rasool Sheikh.