Kharotabad incident: Eight witnesses appear before tribunal

Statements of only seven recorded. Driver of the taxi the Chechens were using and ASI appear before tribunal.

Express June 04, 2011

QUETTA: Seven witnesses have recorded their statements before the judicial tribunal probing the killings of foreigners in the Kharotabad incident, Express 24/7 reported on Saturday.

Eight witnesses had appeared before the tribunal, but statements of only seven were recorded.

The driver of the taxi the Chechens were travelling and an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) who had intercepted the vehicle at the first check post were also among the witnesses.

The driver said that ASI Raza Khan had stopped the taxi at the first check post and four men had stepped out of the vehicle to talk to the policeman. Police had found two shampoo bottles from the foreigners.

The ASI gave a contradictory statement, saying the foreigners were carrying explosives including hand grenades.

The tribunal did not record the statement of Area Magistrate, Sardar Rafique Tareen.

The proceedings have been adjourned till Monday.


ijaz Mir | 10 years ago | Reply police is trying to cover up this killing. ASI Raza Khan says that they were carrying explosives and hand grenades. During search why ASI let them go if they had explosive and hand grenades. His statement does not fit in the picture.
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