QUETTA: An Anti-Terrorism Court has turned down Balochistan MPA Abdul Majid Achakzai’s bail plea after his vehicle hit a traffic policeman to death last month in Quetta.
On Wednesday, the court reserved its verdict regarding the bail plea after extending his judicial remand for three days.
Haji Attaullah Dasti, 42, a Traffic Sergeant was performing his duty on Shaheed Fayaz Sunbal Chowk when MPA’s vehicle ran over him. He was later shifted to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The MPA has also been sent a remand for his involvement in two other criminal cases that surfaced during his judicial remand in traffic sergeant’ s case.
Rumours of Pardoning
The family of deceased sergeant Haji Attaulla had denied reports of compromise with MPA Majeed Khan Achakzai.
Son of late Ataullah, Moazzam Attaullah informed Geo News, “neither have we reached any agreement nor are we willing to compromise,” adding, “they (Achakzai`s representative) only came for Fatiha Khwaani. They gave us Rs200,000 as Eidi and gave us a blank paper which they asked us to sign and write that we have received the amount for Eidi.”
“They have taken the signature of my grandfather and uncle by deceit,” he claimed and further said: “We will not forgive our father’s killer. The Supreme Court will avenge our father’s death.”
Earlier an alleged agreement letter appeared on social media showing that the family has pardoned the MPA after taking as many as Rs 200,000 and have decided to not pursue the case against the legislator.
On June 28, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday took notice of the death of on duty police officer. He also summoned a detailed report from Balochistan police.