‘CTD version a lie’: FIR lodged against 16 officials in Sahiwal ‘encounter’ case
A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against 16 Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials over an ‘encounter’ that killed 4 in total and 3 of one family, including a teenage girl.
The CTD officials on Saturday claimed to have killed 4 members of a militant organization in an alleged encounter.
They also claimed that the killed individuals had fired at them, while explosives were also recovered from their vehicle.
Eyewitnesses, however, disputed the claim and said the people in the car did not fire at officials, nor were any explosives recovered from the vehicle.
Jaleel Ahmed, brother of Khaleel Ahmed who was among the ones killed, filed a complaint against the officers after which 16 CTD officers were booked. Residents of the area also took to roads and protested against the ‘encounter’.
The FIR was lodged under section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code along with section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
Social Media is also talking about the case and asking for thorough investigation.
DC Sahiwal told CM Punjab Usman Buzdar that the CTD version of the story was a ‘lie’
White lies exposed within few hours.CTD officials involved in the murder of a family in Sahiwal detained by Punjab police DC Sahiwal informed CM that deceased family never made any resistance and never attacked CTD whole story of chasing ISIS leaders was a lie
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) January 19, 2019
‘Shocking and unpardonable’
The Sahiwal Police encounter incident is shocking and unpardonable.Justice must be done and done swiftly.The responsible police officers must face the most severe form of punishment, if seniors are responsible they too must be held accountable. Heads must roll.Enough is enough
— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) January 20, 2019
Point to ponder.
The CTD barbarity is yet another reminder of how human life has lost its value in Pakistan. #Sahiwal
— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) January 19, 2019
According to reports, the children of the slain were also present on spot, and they were understandably traumatized.
The images of the poor children are beyond haunting. Murder is murder & THIS was murder. No need 2 waste anything on a useless JIT report. BASIC step of suspension should have already taken place. Every civilian & human life matters & nobody in uniform is above law. #Sahiwal
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) January 20, 2019
Prime Minister Imran Khan says the children will be looked after properly as they are state’s responsibility.
Still shocked at seeing the traumatized children who saw their parents shot before their eyes. Any parent would be shocked as they would think of their own children in such a traumatic situation. These children will now be fully looked after by the state as its responsibility.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 20, 2019
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