Pakistan court acquits police officers accused of killing ATM thief after mediation by Hafiz Saeed

LAHORE: A Pakistani court acquitted the three police officers accused of killing an ATM thief in police custody, a case that caught his attention after the UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed played the role of arbitrator in him .

The district judge and additional session (Rahim Yar Khan), judge Zahid Hussain Bakhtiar, acquitted police officers Mahmoodul Hassan, Shafaat Ali and Matloob Hussain this week in the murder of the alleged ATM thief Salahuddin Ayubi.

The court acquitted them after Ayubi's family forgave the suspects for the desire of Saeed, the intellectual author of the Mumbai attack.

Ayubi, who had mental problems, died in police custody in August due to alleged torture after his arrest on charges of stealing money from an ATM.

Ayubi's death caused outrage throughout the country.

Saeed played the role of arbitrator in the case between the police and Ayubi's family.

Saeed, who has been in Kot Lakhpat High Security Jail here since his arrest on July 17 on charges of terrorist financing, met with the deceased's family and convinced them to forgive the police officers allegedly involved in the murder of Ayubi for the sake of Allah.

Both the accused police officers, their officers and the family members of the victim had a couple of detailed meetings with Saeed in jail that negotiated the agreement between them, an official source told PTI.

the Lashkar-e-Taiba The founder of (LeT) also received guarantees from the authorities about the construction of a carpeted road and the supply of gas to the village of the victim's family in Gujranwala at a cumulative cost of Rs 800 million to resolve the dispute.

"Since some members of the family of Ayubi were the followers of Saeed, police arranged their 'special meeting' with him in jail. After listening to both sides, Saeed gave the victim's family three options - receive blood money from the accused policemen or pardon them in the name of Allah or pursue legal case against them. the family chose to pardon the policemen," a government official had told PTI.

Cuando PTI contactó al padre de Ayubi, Afzaal Ghumman, confirmó que la familia perdonó a the policías acusados ​​por el deseo de Saeed.

Cuando lo visitamos (Saeed) en la cárcel la semana pasada, nos dio tres opciones. Dijo que perdonar a alguien en nombre de Allah es un acto muy superior. Así que decidimos perdonar a the sospechosos, dijo Ghumman.

Según the informes, Saeed había ordenado al gobierno de Punjab que estableciera una escuela, estableciera una red de gas en su pueblo (la familia de la víctima) Gorali, Gujranwala, a unos 80 km de Lahore , and rebuild a link path in exchange for forgiveness.

After Saeed's mediation, the governor of Punjab, Chaudhry Sarwar, visited the village (of the victim) and secured the provision of these facilities there as soon as possible, the source said.

Este es quizás uno de the casos únicos en la historia del país donde un sospechoso que enfrenta cargos de financiamiento del terrorismo resolvió asuntos judiciales.

This shows how powerful this man (Saeed) is, he said.

In 2016, the government launched an investigation against Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) for administering a parallel judicial system in the province of Punjab.

the group was accused of settling matters among the people at its headquarters in Lahore , running a parallel judicial system.

the investigation, however, led to no legal action against the JuD.

the US Department of the Treasury has placed Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.

the US, since 2012, has offered a USD 10 million reward for information that brings Saeed to justice.

Se cree que el JuD liderado por Saeed es la organización principal para el LeT, que es responsable de llevar a cabo the ataques de Mumbai en 2008 que mataron a 166 personas.

Según the funcionarios, el JuD tiene una vasta red que incluye 300 seminarios y escuelas, hospitales, una editorial y servicio de ambulancia.

the JuD and its charity wing Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) have about 50,000 volunteers and hundreds of other paid workers.

In March 2019, Punjab police said the government took control of 160 seminars, 32 schools, two schools, four hospitals, 178 ambulances and 153 dispensaries associated with JuD and FIF in the province.

At least 56 seminars and facilities administered by the JuD and FIF in the southern province of Sindh were also assumed by the authorities in the same month.