4th man wanted in parchment case arrested
By Shahnawaz Khan
LAHORE: A team of Crime Investigation Agency (CIA), led by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Umar Virk, has arrested the fourth member of a gang wanted in the Hamail Sharif (holy parchment) case.
DSP Virk told Daily Times that the arrested man, Bilal, was a resident of Mailsee and ran a library. Bilal has been arrested on the pointation of Dr Dervaish, who was arrested a couple of weeks ago. On April 22, 2002, a man, Muhammad Naveed, came to the Lahore Museum and tried to sell Hamail Sharif. The museum’s management identified that it was the same holy artefact that was stolen from the museum along with other antiques on June 29, 2000. Later, a computer saving all the record of museum was also stolen on September 04, 2000. Museum’s Director Dr Anjum Rehmani was suspended following the incident and his inquiry is pending.
The musueum’s security chief confined Naveed and informed police. After an initial interrogation, an Iranian doctor, Muhammad Dervaish, who was a contract-employee at the Jinnah Hospital, was also arrested. Both told police that one of their friend, Yaqoob Afghani, sent them a parcel containing Hamail Sharif and later Naveed went to the museum to get an idea of the antique’s price. Police arrested Yaqoob Afghani days after.
The seized Hamail Sharif is of deerskin and has the Quranic verses inscribed by Hazrat Imam Hussain, the younger grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Bride’s sister killed by brother: A boy killed his younger sister over a trivial matter on the wedding of their elder sister on Monday.
Rehana (18) from Khana Nepal exchanged harsh words with her brother Saleem over ironing the clothes. Their father intervened to reconcile them. But after the departure of Barat, Saleem suddenly came in with a rifle and fatally shot Rehana. She died on the spot. Saleem managed to escape from the scene. Her body has been removed to city mortuary for an autopsy.