Lahore: Joint Investigation Team head Additional Inspector General (AIG) Syed Ijaz Hussain Shah Said that he would not be able to present the final report of JIT of the Sahiwal incident on Tuesday.
“It is not even possible to submit an initial report right now. We will conduct investigations on scientific basis and determine what the truth is,” Shah spoke to media after he made a visit to the site where incident occurred and recorded the statements of the eyewitnesses earlier today.
He further mentioned that, “Nothing can be said till all things are clear. Six officials of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) are under custody and their statements have been recorded, meanwhile we are collecting evidence.”
Shah said that some acts can only be confirmed after initial statements are stored and lab results are received.
It should be noted that Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar said that JIT team probing the Sahiwal encounter will submit its report on Jan 22.
Four people including two women were killed in daylight on Jan 19 by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials in a shady encounter in Sahiwal. The problems occurred when the CTD’s version of story contradicted with what eyewitnesses and the injured children.