Family doubts suicide of Pak PM investigator


Published — Monday 21 January 2013

Last update 21 January 2013 1:09 am

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ISLAMABAD: The father of a Pakistani NAB (National Accountability Bureau) officer investigating a corruption case against the prime minister has questioned whether his son’s death was an act of suicide.
Abdul Hameed said yesterday there were marks on the wrists of his son, Kamran Faisal, indicating his hands had been bound.
Faisal’s body was found Friday hanging from a ceiling fan in his room at a government dorm in Islamabad.
Local police chief Qaiser Niaz disputed Hameed’s claim, saying an autopsy report by a team of six doctors said there were no suspicious marks on the body. Police are still treating it as a suicide. Faisal’s death came days after the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and 15 others in connection with a corruption case the officer was investigating.
Meanwhile, police has summoned four NAB officials including deputy director Asghar Khan in the alleged suicide case.
Faisal was appointed over Guddu Barrage investigations in RPP (Rental Power Plant) issue, while his associates included data entry operator Momin Khan, Sohaib and naib qasid Najeeb; statements of all of them would be recorded today, which would also include the stress factor faced by the deceased over possible pressure in case. Investigations are also underway over data of mobile phone being used by Faisal, while police has held the entry of NAB officials’ into deceased’s room through windows as a fatal error, mistake.
No FIR has been filed as yet regarding the mysterious death, as no one had contacted law enforcement authorities as yet regarding the issue; only a report has been lodged regarding his death.

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