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JIT head investigating SP Tahir’s murder replaced

PESHAWAR: The head of a joint investigation team (JIT) formed to investigate the abduction and killing of Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar was changed on Tuesday.

According to details, the constituted JIT was to be headed by Islamabad SP Police Investigation Gulfam Nasir, however, the sources privy to the matter later informed that SP Nasir has been replaced by DIG Operation Faisal Raja as the head of the JIT.

Previously, Islamabad chief commissioner issued a notification related to the formation of a JIT to probe SP Tahir’s murder.

Slain officer Tahir Khan Dawar was kidnapped from Islamabad’s G-10/4 area on October 26. He belonged to North Waziristan district.

Few days back, pictures of the SP’s tortured body with a hand-written letter placed on his chest, began doing rounds on social media. Subsequently, Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the body of SP Tahir Khan Dawar, who was abducted from Islamabad, was found in Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province.

On November 15, Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered an immediate inquiry into the ‘shocking tragedy’ of the killing of SP Tahir Khan Dawar.

In his tweet, PM Khan notified that he has “followed the shocking tragedy of the murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar” and directed Khyber Pakhtunkhawa government to coordinate with Islamabad police in carrying out a speedy probe.




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