The lawyer of the suspect arrested after the Nov 3 attack on PTI chairman Imran Khan claimed on Thursday that the joint investigation team (JIT) — constituted by the Punjab government to probe the incident — had “distorted the facts” and “wasted evidence” in the case.
Advocate Mian Daud made these claims in light of “fresh evidence” purportedly provided in the JIT report. It had reportedly found that the attack was carried out from three different shooting sites.
An official privy to the findings earlier told Dawn that shots were fired by “three unknown shooters, from unknown weapons” from a considerable height other than the gun attack carried out by the suspect, Naveed Meher, arrested from the spot.
Last year, a PTI worker died and 14 others, including the former prime minister and PTI leaders, were injured in the attack at Wazirabad’s Allahwala Chowk, where the party’s “Haqeeqi Azadi”’ march against the federal government had stopped on its way to Islamabad.
In a press conference today, Daud alleged that the PTI supporter killed on the spot was hit by a bullet fired by Imran’s guard.
“But that video is not being made part of the record. The video clearly shows that the man was killed by the guard’s firing. They knew the entire onus will be on the guard and if that happened, then the man who hired him will also be in trouble,” he claimed.
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