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Heirs declare Bahria Town officials innocent

RAWALPINDI: Appearing in person in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Rawalpindi Muhammad Iqbal, the heirs of those killed in a car race have submitted their affidavits stating that Bahria Town Chief Executive Ahmed Ali Riaz, Senior Manager Security Colonel (retd) Rafaqat Hussain and Senior Marketing Manager Walid Aman have neither any link with the case nor are they or any sort of negligence on their part is responsible for the incident.

The car of driver Majid Naeem had ran over the spectators on the roadside during the car race in Phase-8 of Bahria Town on December 5 last year. Five persons were killed and two children had sustained injuries in the incident.

A case was registered in this regard at Waris Khan Police Station wherein Bahria Town was also accused of involvement in the incident.Besides Col (R) Javed Iqbal and Ms Kosar Javed (heirs of Mohsin Javed), Samar Munir and Tahira Qaiser (heirs of Babar Ali Khan) and Farooq Azam and Usma Sohail (heirs of Sohail Khan), appeared in the court and stated that Bahria Town is completely innocent in this case. Rather, they said, the employees of Bahria Town immediately provided first aid to the injured and extended all sorts of cooperation.

The heirs of the dead jointly contended that Ahmed Ali Riaz, Col (R) Rafaqat and Walid Aman are innocent, so they should be discharged from the case. Earlier, these heirs of the deceased had recorded the same statement personally before DIG Major Mubashar and DIG Razzaq Ahmed Cheema.

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