Tuesday , April 7 2020

Sahiwal JIT asks eye-witnesses to turn up with ‘solid proofs’ today

Sahiwal: The joint investigation team (JIT) urged with investigating into the tragic Sahiwal encounter on Jan 19 will record statements of eye-witnesses today (Monday) to go on with their inquiry.

Sources informed that JIT had decided to take help from the public to gather more evidences to determine what happened and who is actually responsible for the incident.

Investigation team will run Ads on print and social media to seek the help of the witnesses.

The JIT team will reach Sahiwal by today noon and statements of eye-witnesses that are listed with police will be recorded. It should be noted that witnesses are urged to bring solid proofs and video clips that they have.

On Sunday(Jan 27), police constituted the team of six personnel of Counter Terrorism Department allegedly involved in Sahiwal incident in magistrate’s court in Sahiwal.

The court has urged the probing officer to send the suspects to jail for the identification of the people who were involved and suspects should appear before the court after a week.

Previously, the Lahore High Court (LHC), on January 24 called the Sahiwal Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head and sought his report.

Four people, including two women, were shot dead in an encounter that involved the Punjab police’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on a highway in the Qadirabad area of Sahiwal district, ten years ago.

This tragic incident came in spotlight once the version of the story from both sides contradicted.


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