Family members of a man who was allegedly gunned down in a fake police encounter on Monday, protested against the police by blocking Sagian Road for several hours on Tuesday.
According to the police, Mazhar (24), a resident of Bund Road, was gunned down by the police upon his confrontation with the police when they signaled him to halt at a police check post in Nawab Town. The man fired shots at the police, injuring one constable, the police said.
However, Mazhar’s father Ali Ahmed claims that his son was not a robber and worked at a printing press. He said that he was returning from a wedding late on Sunday when the police ‘unjustly’ killed him.
During the protest, he demanded of the chief minister to take notice of the incident.
Later, the protestors called off their demonstration when SP Jahanzaib along with other police officials assured them of initiating a judicial enquiry into the case.