Police register case against Askari park administration

July 17, 2018

The PIB police registered a case against the administration of the Askari Amusement Park on behalf of the state.

The FIR does not nominate anyone by name. It includes sections pertaining to unintended murder and negligence.

Also read: Case yet to be registered in Askari park tragedy

The deputy commissioner had summoned two contractors, identified as Imran Sheikh and Shafqat, who were involved in the installation of the rides at the park. Sheikh sent his lawyers to see the deputy commissioner. They asked the deputy commissioner to ask them whatever the authorities wanted to know. The deputy commissioner replied that the contractor should appear before him in person. A detailed list of questions has been prepared, he said.

On the other hand, a crime scene investigation team of District East prepared a report after the caretaker CM ordered an inquiry. According to the initial investigation report, the ride fell apart due to a broken bolt.

Kashaf, a 10-year-old girl, died on the spot when the ride fell late Sunday night at the park located in Old Sabzi Mandi. At least 18 others were injured. The park administration fled the scene after the incident and people took it upon themselves to take the injured to nearby medical facilities.

The park was sealed for public after the incident.

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