JIT formed to probe murder of Usama Satti by Islamabad police

By Abdullah Zahid.

ISLAMABAD: A seven-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been formed to probe the murder of young PTI activist Usama Satti in an alleged staged encounter.

According to details, the JIT has been constituted by Chief Commissioner Islamabad under Section 19 of the Anti-Terrorism Act and is headed Sadar Superintendent in Police (SP) Muhamad Sarfraz Virk.

The team also includes members from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB).

The commissioner formed the probe team under the anti-terrorism act. It is required to carry out a detailed investigation into the incident and submit a report at the earliest.

On Jan 2, five Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel were taken into custody for indiscriminately gunning down a 22-year-old young man in the Sector G-10 area on Srignagar Highway within the jurisdiction of Ramna police station in the federal capital.

On the other hand, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar has also announced to raise the incident in the Senate committee of human rights. He said weapons should be the last resort, adding that the matter will be taken up in the January 6th session.

Earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari and Minister of State for Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi met with the bereaved family to offer condolences.

“Usama’s services for ISF [Insaf Student Federation] will not go in vain. All depts meant for public service are answerable to people, no misuse of authority is acceptable,” he said.

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