Sunday, February 5, 2023

SC rejects committee formed by police in Arshad Sharif murder case, orders to form new JIT

SC rejects committee formed by police in Arshad Sharif murder case, orders to form new JIT

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday rejected the committee formed by the police in the Arshad Sharif murder case and ordered to form a new joint investigation team (JIT).

The court also ordered to include the representatives of the ISI, police, the IB and the FIA in the JIT.

During the hearing, Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked that they do not want such person in the JIT who is a subordinate of the suspected people.

He ordered to get assistance from the United Nations and other international organizations if the need be.

The chief justice observed that the basic evidence of the murder case are in Kenya. "The case starts from Khurram and Waqar. We have ensured the mother of Arshad Sharif that the investigation team will probe the murder without any pressure," he remarked. "In the report, one of the two brothers sent the visa to Arshad Sharif and one of them told another on phone that Arshad Sharif had been murdered."

Justice Jamal Mandokhel remarked that on which basis three people have been nominated in the case. Justice Mazahar Naqvi inquired why the case was not registered against the officials who opened fire on Arshad Sharif.

During the hearing, Arshad Sharif's mother said while weeping that Arshad Sharif was forced to leave Pakistan and later he was chased abroad as well. "I want justice for my son," she appealed to the court.