Sahiwal encounter: Chief Justice LHC responds over plea of Judicial Commission

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Sahiwal encounter: Chief Justice LHC responds over plea of Judicial Commission

LAHORE – Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan on Tuesday has taken up the issue of the Sahiwal encounter judicial probe..

Chief Justice remarked that judicial commission to probe Sahiwal incident can be constituted after consultation with provincial government.

During the hearing on the plea demanding judicial inquiry of the tragic incident, Justice Shamim Khan has summoned government lawyer for assistance.

The court has also summoned Inspector General of Punjab (IG) and other officials on January 24.

Earlier, decision to not hold judicial inquiry in Sahiwal incident was challenged in LHC. The plaintiff said CTD killed parents of innocent children infront of them.

On Saturday, CTD officials killed four people, including a couple and their teenage daughter in an alleged “encounter” in Sahiwal, triggering a national outcry that prompted the government to take the security officials into custody and order an investigation into the incident.

The officials 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.