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Bahria Town race: Relatives of victims show mercy

RAWALPINDI: The relatives of the five people who were run over by a car in the Bahria Town drag race forgave three men who were allegedly responsible for the fatal accident.

The deceased’s families appeared before the Additional District and Secession (ADS) Judge Chaudhry Aurangzeb on Friday and informed the court that they had forgiven Chief Executive Bahria Town Ali Riaz, Chief Security Officer Bahria Town Colonel (retired) Rafaqat, and Waleed Aman, who was a co-organiser of the event.

They informed the court that they had no objection if the court released them.

Those killed in the incident were Suhail Khan, his 12-year-old son Danial Suhail; Babar Ali, his son Asfand; and Mohsin Jawaid, son of Col (Retd) Jawaid.

The car’s driver, Majid Naeem, was arrested earlier. However, the chief organiser of the event, Sheikh Atif, remains at large.

The five spectators were killed on December 5, 2010, when Majid Naeem lost control of his car, which skidded off the road and ran them over. The race was organised in Phase VIII, Barhia Town. The relatives of the deceased lodged an FIR with the Civil Line police against Sheikh Atif, Majid Naeem, Waleed Aman, Colonel(retd) Rafaqat, and Ali Riaz.

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