Sahiwal Encounter JIT initial report prepared: Stunning revelations made

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Sahiwal Encounter JIT initial report prepared: Stunning revelations made

LAHORE - The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed to probe into the alleged encounter of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Sahiwal has finalised the initial report of the deadly incident.

As per the sources, JIT has declared the law-enforcement agency officials responsible for the incident on Sunday.

The JIT comprising Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Military Intelligence (MI) officers in its initial report declared the CTD officials responsible for the incident after which they are likely to be suspended.

Sources said that the initial report of the JIT would soon be prepared and handed over to government officials.

It is pertinent here to mention that Punjab Inspector General on Saturday had formed a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) comprising Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Military Intelligence (MI) officers to probe into the alleged encounter of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Sahiwal.

Four persons including two women were shot dead by the CTD officers in a purportedly high-speed pursuit in Qadirabad area of Sahiwal city.

CTD claimed that the ‘terrorists’ were killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO). Three other terrorists including Shahid Jabar and Abdul Rahman managed to flee during the chase near the toll plaza of Sahiwal.

CTD claimed of confiscating explosives and weapons from the car adding that officers were investigating into the matter as part of the operation in Faisalabad on January 16.