SC disposes of petition seeking formation of judicial commission on Sahiwal Killings incident 

09:17 PM | 21 Nov, 2019
SC disposes of petition seeking formation of judicial commission on Sahiwal Killings incident 
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ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Thursday disposed of a petition regarding the constitution of Judicial Commission for an investigation into Sahiwal incident over the withdrawal of petition by applicant Muhammad Jalil. 

Justice Mushir Alam heard case in-chamber. Petitioner Muhammad Jalil, a close relative of the survived children in the brutal incident, had pleaded the court to withdraw the petition.

The petition in his application stated that the joint investigation team (JIT) had completed its work, related to the incident and the JIT reviewed all aspects of the incident.

The petition also stated that there was no longer any need to hear the petition pending in the court.

Muhammad Khalil, his wife Nabeela and their four children were travelling in a car, with their neighbour Zeeshan behind the wheel, when the CTD personnel intercepted the vehicle and opened fire on them. Later, the CTD officials claimed they had intelligence-based information that Zeeshan had links with a terrorist outfit.

On Jan 19, Yousafwala police registered an FIR on the complaint of Muhammad Jalil, brother of deceased Khalil, under sections 302, 324, 337 (F1, F-A1 & F3), 201 of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

All the six suspects were acquitted of the charge of killing the four persons by an anti-terrorism court on Oct 25, 2019.