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CTD sprayed bullets from distance of 1 to 10ft: autopsy report

CTD sprayed bullets from distance of 1 to 10ft: autopsy report
January 23, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – The initial postmortem report of the people killed in the Sahiwal shootout revealed that the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel sprayed bullets from a distance of one to ten feet. As per details, 23 shots at Khalil and members of his family who were killed in what the law enforcers described as an encounter with terrorists on the highway near Sahiwal district on Tuesday. Khalil received 13 bullets as a gunshot wound in his head resulted in his death while his wife, Nabeela, received four bullet wounds in her head. His daughter, Areeba, had six gunshot wounds on her chest as a bullet pierced her heart, leading to her death. Khalil’s friend, Zeeshan, who was driving the car, received 13 bullets all over his body. It is pertinent to mention here that the CTD says Zeeshan was wanted in several cases of crime, including the kidnapping of Ali Haider Gilani, the son of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani, and several American citizens.
Punjab govt declares Zeeshan as terrorist
On Jan 20, the Punjab government on Sunday declared that Zeeshan – who was killed in alleged Sahiwal encounter conducted by CTD – was working for proscribed organization Daesh and he opened fire on police party. Addressing a press conference in Lahore with ministers, Punjab Minister for Law Raja Basharat on Sunday said that the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) had carried out Sahiwal operation on concrete evidences and a Da’esh terrorist Zeeshan was killed resultantly.
The deadline given to the JIT by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has been expired. Talking to the media at the site, JIT chief Ijaz Shah said that they have not yet reached a conclusion. “We cannot give the report in two days. Six officials of the CTD are in custody. Statements of 3-4 witnesses have been recorded,” he added. He said that the JIT had been formed under Article 80 A. “The results have to be given in 30 days.
Names of CTD personnel disclosed
On Monday, the names of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel – involved in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal – have been disclosed. According to reports, the CTD team was led by Sub-Inspector (SI) Safdar Hussain, whereas Ahsan, Muhammad Ramzan, Saifullah and Hasnain Akbar were also present in the team. The privy sources said that the JIT team interrogated the team lead and asked him why the personnel opened fire on car despite of stopping the car? Meanwhile, the CTD other team members also recorded their statements on the Sahiwal alleged encounter.
FIR lodged against 16 CTD officers in Sahiwal incident
On Sunday, The first information report (FIR) against 16 unknown Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials has been lodged under terrorism and murder sections at the Yousafwala police station. According to the details garnered, the FIR was lodged under 302 and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) on behalf of Khaleel’s brother Jaleel. In the FIR, ten officials were in uniform and six without uniform.