Taseer's assassination probe: Two police officials suspended

SP headquarter Rawalpindi asked to give detailed explanation for ignoring letter indicating threat to governor.


Express January 07, 2011

RAWALPINDI/ ISLAMABAD: The Superintendent Police (SP) headquarter Rawalpindi on Friday was asked to give a detailed explanation for ignoring a letter indicative of a potent threat to Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer as two other police officials were suspended during probes in the late governor’s assassination.

A letter had reportedly been sent to the Rawalpindi police from Lahore indicating that the murderer Mumtaz Qadri did not have the security clearance for VIP security. The letter, officials say, did not reach the concerned authorities in time.

Resident Police Officer (RPO) Rawalpindi Mukhtar Gondal has suspended Inspector Khalid Satti and Sub-inspector Ajaib of the security branch. The SP headquarter has also been ordered to give explanation in this regard.

A three member inquiry team constituted by the Punjab government also arrived in Islamabad to conduct its probe into Salmaan Taseer's assassination.

The team will record the statements of Taseer's assassin Mumtaz Qadri and other officials of his security convoy. Police officials who recommended Qadri's inclusion in Taseer's security convoy will also be questioned. The team will visit the murder spot at Kohsar Market in Sector F-63.

Meanwhile, the medical board conducting Qadri's check-up has found no marks of torture on his body. The board has handed its report to the police and the district administration.

A psychological checkup by a five-member team of doctors headed by Dr Tanvir Khaliq was also carried out at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) in Islamabad on Thursday. The doctors declared Qadri mentally fit.

The medical board is expected to re-examine Qadri again in five days.

COMMENTS (14)

GG | 11 years ago | Reply @Noor, first thing you should know is that there is no free lunch. Religion will not put food in your mouth. You've to pay for everything that you use or consume in your life. If you don't pay the actual price that your govt. pays to procure it then one day they will not have any money left not only to buy petrol but everything else that they import and that means everything that you enjoy in your life. do you even comprehend the situation you are getting into. If not, then just wait for a few more years, it will become more clear for you or better yet there will be nothing left for you to even understand, seriously!
aashiq e Rasul | 11 years ago | Reply Pb. Governor Taseer himself responsible for his murder: JI Chief http://www.onepakistan.com/news/national/80825-pb-governor-taseer-himself-responsible-for-his-murder-ji-chief.html
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