Sahiwal encounter: JIT probing CTD officials makes new revelations

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Sahiwal encounter: JIT probing CTD officials makes new revelations

*LAHORE - The Joint Investigation team formed to probe the Sahiwal encounter has recorded statements of the CTD officials.*

*As per the sources, Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel, arrested for their involvement in the Sahiwal encounter, have failed to give any evidence in support of their claims to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).*

Sources informed that CTD personnel failed to provide the JIT formed to probe the Sahiwal shootout – which left four including a minor dead – with intelligence reports, which according to CTD’s statements, led the counter-terrorism agency to chase and shoot down the unfortunate family.

It was learnt that the arrested CTD personnel could not provide video recordings and data of the WhatsApp calls, which they said, was the basis for them to carry out the operation.

According to sources, the JIT recorded the statements of the CTD team separately, and stark contradictions were observed in the statement of 7 personnel, including Safdar Hussain, the in-charge of the attacking police party.

Sources also informed that the JIT has obtained call recordings of all CTD personnel involved in Saturday’s shootout, whereas their bank accounts are also being checked for any suspicious transactions.

Earlier it was reported that Sub-Inspector (SI) Safdar Hussain led the CTD team, whereas Ahsan, Muhammad Ramzan, Saifullah and Hasnain Akbar were also present in the team.