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Monday March 04, 2024

JIT formed to probe Shangla violence

Police officials visited Alpuri Bazar and collected evidence, including footage of close circuit television cameras of protest and subsequent violence

February 13, 2024
PTI workers are protesting by blocking the road against the ECP, PTI workers protested against rigging in front of Faqirabad Police Station, Peshawar on February 9, 2024. — INP
PTI workers are protesting by blocking the road against the ECP, PTI workers protested against rigging in front of Faqirabad Police Station, Peshawar on February 9, 2024. — INP 

ALPURI: The police on Monday constituted a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the recent protest and violence after the polls in Alpuri.

Three persons had been killed and 30 others, including seven cops, had sustained injuries when the situation during a protest staged by the supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed candidate, turned ugly on Friday last.

The police later registered cases against 1200 PTI workers and supporters under various sections of law, including 324, 302, ATA and others and arrested several of them on Saturday last.

The activists were protesting against the delay in the release of the results. Talking to The News, Superintendent of Police (investigation), Muhammad Zaman said that they had formed JIT comprising police and other law enforcing agencies and headed by the district police officer. The police officials visited the Alpuri Bazar and collected evidence, including footage of close circuit television cameras of the protest and the subsequent violence.