Investigation over attack on Imran Khan continues, container sealed

Police recovers 11 cartridges from site, case was referred to CTD, no FIR lodged 

The police investigation over yesterday’s attack on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has been continued as the container that was leading the PTI’s long march has been sealed.

Police also recovered 11 cartridges from the shooting site. The container that was on the move at the time of the incident had moved around 100 meters forward during the shooting incident and was stopped at that place at that time. But it has been brought back to the same spot where the shooting was done on it.

According to media reports, the case has been handed over to the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) for further investigation. The shooter, Naveed, is also in CTD custody now and has been moved to the headquarters of CTD in Lahore for investigation.

Police arrested two more suspects who were responsible for supplying the prime weapon to Naveed. According to the media reports, Police confirmed that two suspects identified as Waqas and Sajid Butt have been arrested for investigation over supplying the weapon.

Both accused had been arrested from Wazirabad. Naveed had paid Rs20,000 for the pistol and bullets while the serial number of the gun was also scrapped, according to the report.

The FIR, which has not yet been lodged, will be registered at the City Police Station Wazirabad as the incident had taken place on its premises. At least one person died and 14 including PTI Chairman Imran Khan were injured. PTI’s Faisal Javed Khan and Ahmad Chatha were also among the injured.

PTI Chairman and other injured had been shifted to Shaukat Khanum Hospital where the medical procedures were completed while the surgery of Imran Khan was conducted by a senior panel of doctors.

CM Punjab Chaudhry Pervez Elahi had said that he had ordered IG Police to form JIT for an investigation into the matter. He stated in his tweet that there seemed to be more than one shooter.


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