Sahiwal incident: JIT records statement of Zeeshan’s brother
February 15, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – The joint investigation team (JIT) on Friday recorded to the statement of Zeeshan’s brother Ahtesham, however, Zeeshan was killed in Sahiwal encounter and termed as alleged terrorist. 92 News obtained the copy of Ahtesham’s statement. According to the statement of Zeeshan’s brother, he said that Zeeshan had business of computer accessories and wholesaler of parts. Ahtesham also told that his family has deep relation with Khalil’s family. On the other hand, the forensic agency also recorded their statement to the JIT. It was reported that other eyewitnesses have been summoned to record their statement to the police club today.
LHC orders judicial inquiry into Sahiwal tragedy
A day earlier, the Lahore High Court (LHC) 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 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. The CTD spokesman 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. He said that a killed terrorist has been identified, adding that the terrorists were traveling with the family to avoid the arrest. “It is a network of a banned organization who had killed three officers of the ISI in Multan and one in Faisalabad. Adeel Hafeez was killed in Faisalabad, while Zeeshan was killed in Sahiwal,” he disclosed. The CTD spokesman claimed that the terrorists had kidnapped a US national and son of former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani. “These terrorists had killed several people and were involved in several firing and blast incidents,” he said. He said that it was the most dangerous group of Daesh in Punjab. Witnesses said that no resistance was shown from the car. They added that the security personnel opened fire on the car and killed four people. They said that the officials took away three children from the site. The injured child said that they were going to their relatives in Burewala. “My father requested the policemen to get money and not open the fire at them. My father’s friend called Molvi was accompanying us,” he said.On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the Sahiwal incident and ordered to make the facts public. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar phoned the IGP Punjab and hold investigations into the incident.