ATS officials held responsible in Osama Satti murder case
ISLAMBAD: The five members of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) have been held responsible for murdering 21-year-old Osama Satti in a late night encounter on January 2 after they fired at the victim’s car indiscriminately.
In a judicial inquiry report, the five policemen accused in the case, have been found guilty and booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997. The report also suggests action against SSP and DSP for their “carelessness” to deal with the situation. The judicial inquiry report has been sent to the Interior Ministry.
It is also mentioned in the report that ATS officers should be appointed not only on the basis of their physical performance but their mental health as well. The report was prepared by Additional Deputy Commissioner Rana Muhammad Waqas.
Officers of the anti-terror squad should not be given permission to work with police and their services should not be accepted without seeking permission from the SP, the report concluded.
On 2nd January, the policemen shot Osama to death by firing 22 bullets at his vehicle in order to stop him as he was coming back after dropping a friend to university.