LAHORE: A forensic report submitted to a joint investigation workforce probing the killing of 4 folks by the Counter-Terrorism Division (CTD) personnel in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal final month has discovered proof of tampering within the digital information by the higher-ups.
Forensic sources revealed on Friday that CTD officers tampered with the digital video recorder (DVR) exhausting disk earlier than it was despatched into the forensics for investigation. The sources additionally stated they will determine the one who tampered with the DVR.
The DVR recordings have revealed particulars of who issued orders to fireside on the ill-fated car, the sources confided, including that it was now essential to conduct a polygraph check of high CTD officers.
An in depth examination of two submachine weapons (SMGs) discovered from the positioning of the incident revealed that the weapons had additionally been tampered with, the sources added.
Forensic consultants additionally discovered a bullet embedded within the car that was targetted by the CTD, they additional stated.
On January 19, 4 folks – together with three members of a household – have been killed in an alleged shootout in Sahiwal, with the CTD personnel claiming that they had killed a Daesh militant within the ‘operation’. Eyewitnesses, nonetheless, disputed the declare, saying that the occupants of the car had not fired on the authorities, nor have been any explosives recovered from them.
On Thursday, the Lahore Excessive Court docket ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident.