Police bus attack: As all else fails, investigation team looks to forensics

“We can find out how many weapons were used and how many people used them using forensics,” SSP East Ahsan Omar


Express August 23, 2011

KARACHI:


The convoluted nature of the Friday bus attack case in which four policemen were killed has led investigators to turn to forensics for their facts.


After the police named a dead man as one of their attackers, a Joint Investigation Team has been put together to find out what really happened on the night that three policemen were killed and 32 others were injured in an ambush at Korangi’s Chakra Goth.

The team will send all weapons, bullet casings and fingerprints found at the scene to the lab to determine how many of the weapons were used and who used them. They hope to prove whether all two dozen of the people involved in the attack shot at the bus.

“We can find out how many weapons were used and how many people used them using forensics,” SSP East Ahsan Omar told The Express Tribune. “Then we can match the fingerprints to the suspects in our custody to make headway in the case.”

DIG East Naeem Borkha who is heading the investigation, said that  they would share nothing with the media for another 15 days.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd,  2011.

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