Punjab

Sahiwal Incident: JIT claims of substantial evidences about car being used

The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials, who have been detained over an alleged encounter in which three members of the same family and their friend were killed on January 19, have refused that they opened fire on the car.
Reportedly, a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing into the incident has inquired four CTD officers including Safdar, Ramzan, Saifullah and Hasnain.
Meanwhile, the officers refused that they had opened fire on the car ‘first’ and they shot at the car in retaliation.
Responding to JIT’s question that how did four people die in the car, officers said that they were killed in firing by their accomplices who were on a motorcycle.
“Nobody ordered us, we only fired in retaliation,” the officials added.
On the other hand, the JIT has found substantial evidences about the car which was being used by Zeeshan, who CTD officials had been accusing of having links with Daesh militant organisation.
According to sources, the car was owned by Adeel Hafeez who was shot dead in Faisalabad.
Furthermore, the JIT has gathered statements of previous owners of the car and critical documents which could assist the investigation process.
Moreover, eight eyewitnesses of the incident have been included in the investigation and statement of former CTD senior superintendent of police (SSP) Jawad Qamar has been recorded.
The CTD spokesperson had identified one of them, Zeeshan, as an active member of the banned outfit, explaining that the terrorists used to travel with families to avoid police checking.