ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said on Tuesday that as many as 16 officials of the Counter Terrorism Department were booked on Sahiwal shootout.

Four people – including three members of a family – were killed in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal.

CTD personnel said they had killed a local commander of militant organisation Daesh and three others in the operation. Eyewitnesses, however, disputed the claim and said the people in the car did not fire at officials, nor were any explosives recovered from the vehicle.

The dead included a man, his wife and their teenage daughter, as well as the driver of the car who, according to the CTD, was involved in terrorist acts.

The CTD has, however, changed its statement on the incident multiple times.

The minister, speaking on the floor of house, said that the FIR has included murder and terror charges.”16 people have been booked under the anti-terrorism law 302,” she said. “10 of the personnel were in uniform and six in plain clothes.”

Incomplete evidence provided

The Forensic Science Agency received incomplete evidence, sources close to the investigation revealed.

According to sources, the agency has not received all the bullets fired from the SMG and recovered after the post mortem.

Forensic officials said they can examine the bullets but need to have the weapons from which they were fired to obtain a match