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JIT decides to investigate SP Tahir Dawar murder case afresh

JIT decides to investigate SP Tahir Dawar murder case afresh
November 17, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The joint investigation team has decided to investigate the murder case of SP Tahir Dawar afresh. It was decided during the first meeting of the seven-member team on Saturday. It has sought the geo-fencing of the area and record of Safe City cameras installed at different places. The Safe City authorities have been ordered to provide the footage of entry and exit points of G-11 and F-10. The JIT has also decided to include his brother and family members in the investigation. The chief commissioner had issued a notification of the JIT that will submit its report within 45 days. The first information report (FIR) of SP Dawar's abduction was registered at Ramna police station on October 28 under Section 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) of the Pakistan Penal Code. The capital police later added Section 302 (premeditated murder) of PPC and Section 7 of ATA to the FIR. Nothing was known about Dawar's whereabouts until November 13, when pictures of a body, said to be his, were shared on social media. The body in the photo had a letter written in Pashto placed on the chest. A day later, the Foreign Office confirmed that the body, found by locals in Nangarhar, was indeed of SP Dawar. Following a two-day delay and hours-long negotiations on Thursday, the Afghan side had reluctantly handed over the body of the officer to his family, sparking a diplomatic row between the two countries. The body was taken to the city police headquarters in Malik Saad Shaheed police lines, where his funeral prayers were offered. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Governor Shah Farman, Minister of State for Interior Shahryar Afridi, and police and military officials attended the funeral prayers. The body was later sent to his Hayatabad residence on the outskirts of Peshawar.