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Investigators obtain Safe City footage in attack on PTI Spokesman Rauf Hasan case

By News Desk

May 29, 2024 07:02 PM


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In the ongoing investigation of the attack on PTI Spokesman Rauf Hasan, the investigative team has made significant progress by obtaining Safe City footage covering a 2 km radius, according to sources.

The footage reveals that the attackers, identified as transgender individuals, used a black Mehran vehicle.

The investigation has traced the attackers' route, showing they arrived at the Sitara Market in the car. Authorities are now awaiting a report from NADRA to further identify the attackers.

The vehicle's full road history is being examined, and additional private CCTV footage is under investigation to gather more evidence.

The case continues to develop as investigators work to bring those responsible to justice.

It may be mentioned that the PTI's main spokesman, Rauf Hassan, was attacked by transgender people in Sitara Market, Islamabad on May 21.

The attacker used a sharp instrument, injuring Hassan's face, and managed to escape easily after the incident.

“Very shameful and reprehensible!!” the party said in a post on X. Video footage shared by the party showed Hasan bleeding from the face. “This reprehensible act of violence is an assault on free speech, democracy, and the rule of law.

“Such shameful tactics will not deter Raoof Hasan or the PTI from our cause. Attempts to intimidate or silence us will only strengthen our resolve to fight for a just and equitable society,” the party said, adding that he was attacked outside the office of a private media channel.

A statement from the Islamabad police spokesperson said Hasan was attacked with a blade outside the office of a private TV channel. “Hasan was attacked on the face with a blade by transgenders according to eyewitnesses,” the statement said.

It added that the police were present on the spot and collecting evidence. “Strict action will be taken against the transgenders who have done this,” it said.

CCTV footage posted by the PTI seemed to corroborate the police account, showing Hasan being attacked by four individuals who appeared to be from the transgender community.


News Desk


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