Federal Police formed 7-member JIT to probe SP Tahir Dawar's murder

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Federal Police formed 7-member JIT to probe SP Tahir Dawar's murder
On the request of the federal police, a seven-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been formed today (Friday) to investigate murder of Tahir Khan Dawar, a superintendent of police in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

SP Investigation will head the JIT, whereas, each member from Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Military Intelligence (MI) has been included in the team. Moreover, SP Islamabad, SDPO Shalimar and DSP CID have also been made part of the JIT.

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered an inquiry into the death of the senior police officer who disappeared from Islamabad last month. The body of Tahir Dawar was recovered on Tuesday in the Afghan province of Nangarhar, nearly three weeks after he went missing.

PM Khan said he had ordered authorities to carry out “an inquiry immediately”.

Islamabad said it had twice summoned the Afghan Charge d’Affaires to “seek clarity”. 

“His abduction, move to (Afghanistan), murder and follow up behavior of (Afghan) authorities raise questions which indicate involvement or resources more than a terrorist organization,” military spokesman Major General Asif Ghrafoor said on Twitter.

It was not immediately clear how he knew Dawar had been adducted and murdered.

The governor’s office in Nangarhar said it had delivered the body to tribal elders near the Pakistani border.

Rights activists have questioned how Dawar, who was visiting family in Islamabad from Peshawar on Oct. 26, came to be in Afghanistan.

Moments after the body of SP Tahir Khan Dawar was handed over to Pakistani authorities at a border crossing, Pak Army’s spokesperson DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said the abduction and brutal murder of a senior Pakistani police officer in Afghanistan and the follow-up behaviour of Afghan authorities indicate involvement of more than a terrorist organisation.

“[The] brutal murder of SP Tahir in Afghanistan is highly condemnable. We have lost a brave police officer,” Major General Asif Ghafoor wrote on his official Twitter handle.

“His abduction, move to Afghanistan, murder and follow-up behaviour of Afghan authorities raise questions which indicate involvement or resources more than a terrorist organisation in Afghanistan,” he added.

Maj Gen Ghafoor reiterated call for cooperation from Kabul in investigation into the gruesome murder of SP Dawar.

Originally Posted on SuchTv

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