Anarkali bomb blast: JIT constituted for investigation

Anarkali bomb blast: JIT constituted for investigation


Anarkali bomb blast: JIT constituted for investigation

LAHORE (Dunya News) - The Punjab Home Department has constituted a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Friday to investigate the Anarkali bomb blast.

The notification issued by the Punjab Home Department stated that the Joint Investigation Committee would be headed by SP CTD Naseebullah Khan.

The committee also includes DSP Ashraf Chaddhar, Inspector Munir Ahmed, officers from IB and other investigating agencies.

Earlier on Jan 20, a time-device blast in Pan Mandi area of New Anarkali bazar in Lahore killed three people and injured 29 others.

According to details, the rescue teams reached spot of incident and shifted the injured to Mayo Hospital.

Windows of nearby shops and buildings were left shattered by the explosion and motorcycles damaged.

Police said that around 1.5 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast. It was further learnt that the explosives were placed on ground between motorcycles.

Preliminary report said that the blast took place at 1:40pm and razed a building and destroyed eight motorcycles.

Talking to media persons, DIG operations said that police teams are collecting evidence from the place of incident and soon the details of the blast will be confirmed.

Mayo Hospital officials said four people are in critical condition, with the doctors trying to save their lives. The medics have given first aid to other injured people.

Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar took notice of the blast and sought report from Inspector General (IG) Punjab.