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JIT formed to probe suicide attack in Islamabad

JIT formed to probe suicide attack in Islamabad

JIT formed to probe suicide attack in Islamabad
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  • A four-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been constituted
  • The team will be headed by SSP CTD and include four other officers
  • A policeman was martyred in the suicide attack in Sector I-10
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ISLAMABAD: A four-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been constituted to investigate the suicide attack in  Sector I-10 which claimed the life of a policeman

Islamabad Chief Commissioner’s Office issued a notification stating that the investigation team was formed on the recommendation of the Inspector-General’s Office to probe the terror attack.

Chief Commissioner Islamabad Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman approved the formation of the JIT to investigate the suicide attack during which at least one policeman was martyred while several others were injured.

The investigation team would be headed by the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and will include representatives of intelligence agencies.

The JIT will consist of BPS-18 officers of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB). The fourth member will be recommended by IGP Islamabad and will be part of the investigation team.

The Station House Officer (SHO) CTD and investigation officer (IO) will also be part of the team. The JIT has been formed under Section 19-A of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

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A day earlier, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Sohail Zafar Chattha requested Islamabad Chief Commissioner to form a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the suicide blast in Sector I-10 of the federal capital.

In a letter written to the chief commissioner, the Islamabad DIG recommended the formation of an eight-member JIT headed by SSP Counter Terrorism Department (CTD).

The incident occurred on Friday morning when a suicide attacker blew himself up when four bike-riding cops of Eagle Squad intercepted them. The martyred cop was identified as Head Constable Adeel Hussain.

A police official was martyred, while seven others including civilians were injured in the blast. Islamabad Police CTD registered an FIR and initiated an investigation.

The Islamabad police were on high alert after receiving information from intelligence agencies of a terror attack which could target sensitive installations, political figures or religious places.

 

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