Kamran's body exhumed, samples taken for forensic tests
03 February, 2013
KHANEWAL: The body of National Accountability Bureau investigator Kamran Faisal was exhumed on Saturday to collect more evidence for forensic tests.
The permission for exhumation was granted by magistrate/civil judge Ch Shafique Ahmad Shafique as well as the father of the deceased.
Technically, the authority to allow the exhumation of a body lies with the local magistrate. But in this case the request for exhumation came to the Islamabad Police from the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) and was granted by the Islamabad deputy commissioner.
On Saturday morning, investigating officer/Inspector Mubarak Ali Mung, Lady Inspector Sadaf Basharat, along with a five-member team arrived in the court of magistrate/civil judge and filed an application for the permission to get samples for forensic reports.
Later, the body was exhumed amidst strict security arrangements. Mian Channu DSP Javed Khan was present, along with his force, in Chak No 129/15L.
A team from the forensic laboratory Lahore, led by Dr Noman, also reached there. Dr Abdul Naseer and Dr Mehboob Jilani were other members of the team. A local doctor from DHQ Hospital Khanewal, Dr Irfan Ahmad, also assisted the team in taking samples of the deceased's body. The father of Kamran Faisal, Abdul Hameed, and his uncle were also present.
Agencies add: Kamran Faisal was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a government hostel in Islamabad on January 18, three days after the Supreme Court ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf's arrest over a long-running scandal into the Rental Power Plants (RPPs).
"We have exhumed Kamran Faisal's body for an independent examination," Rana Naseer Ahmed said.
Another official said the body was exhumed to determine whether Faisal committed suicide or it was a murder.
"We are supervising the process of exhumation of the body to reach a conclusion whether it was a suicide or murder," said Magistrate Muhammad Shafique.
The body was later reburied. Ch Abdul Hameed had demanded that the sanctity of the grave and body should be maintained during the entire process, and the body should be buried with a new shroud (burial sheet) after the investigations concluded.