LHC orders judicial inquiry into Sahiwal tragedy


LHC, judicial inquiry, Sahiwal tragedy
14 Feb, 2019 12:53 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday ordered a judicial inquiry into the Sahiwal tragedy.

A two-member bench headed by LHC Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan heard the case.

Additional Prosecutor Abdul Samad told court that they had recorded the statements of six witnesses.

Justice Sadaqat Ali reprimanded JIT chief Ijaz Shah for not contacted the people concerned and not recording the statements of the witnesses. The court ordered the sessions judge concerned to get the inquiry conducted by a judicial magistrate and submit the report within 30 days.

Earlier on Jan 19, four people, including two women, were killed by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials in Sahiwal. A child was also injured in the firing, while two minor girls remained unhurt.

The CTD spokesman had claimed that a CTD team tried to stop a car and bike, but the car riders opened fire on them. He said that four people, including two women, were killed. “Three terrorists managed to escape and have been identified as Shahid Jabbar, Abdul Rehman and their accomplice. This was part of the operation in Faisalabad that took place on January 16,” he added.



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