Exemplary punishment to be given Sahiwal killing’s responsible: Shehryar
PESHAWAR (92 News) – Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi on Tuesday assured that the exemplary punishment would be given to the responsible of Sahiwal killing.
Speaking to the journalists, the minister assured to make Sahiwal incident probe an example for everyone. “The world will see how we have brought firing suspects to justice,” he added.
Shehryar Afridi also said that no one can be allowed to open fire on innocent people. He also said that all the facts related to the Sahiwal incident will be presented before the parliament and public.
Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat announced announced that the initial report of joint investigation team (JIT) has held officers of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) responsible for the killings of three members of the same family.
Speaking to the journalists after a high-level meeting on the Sahiwal incident, the minister said that the JIT report found no link between Khalil family and terrorism, and hold the CTD officials behind their tragic extra-judicial killings.
Raja Basharat said that the Punjab government has decided to remove several officers of the CTD upon recommendations of the investigation team.
The law minister said the CTD Additional IGP and the DIG Sahiwal had immediately been removed from his post, while DIG CTD and the SSP, who led the Sahiwal encounter, were suspended.
He also said that challan of five CTD officials will be presented before the anti-terrorism court (ATC) tomorrow (on Wednesday) and have been charged under Section 302 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
Sahiwal incident: LHC summons IGP Punjab on Jan 24
Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim has summoned IGP Punjab Amjad Javed Saleemi over the Sahiwal incident on January 24.
Earlier Jan 19, four people, including two women, were killed by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials near toll plaza. A child was also injured in the cross-fire, while two remained unhurt. The injured has been shifted to hospital. The local police have expressed their ignorance about the incident.