Sahiwal carnage: LHC summons Joint Investigation Team head

Sahiwal carnage - LHC summons Joint Investigation Team head
Lahore: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday has summoned the head of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Sahiwal carnage.

Heading a two-member bench constituted to hear the matter, LHC Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan also asked for the complete record of the matter.

Punjab Inspector-General (IG) Amjad Javed Saleemi informed the court that those who Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials involved in the incident have been suspended after the court expressed its displeasure over the tragedy.

Chief Justice Sardar asked to provide time frame for the completion of the investigation over which, the IG said that it will take 30 days.

On January 19, 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.