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Sindh forms JIT to probe journalist Ajay Lalwani’s murder

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Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah Monday directed the provincial government to constitute a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the murder of slain journalist Ajay Lalwani.

The development comes after Sindh Journalist Council's president demanded the chief minister form a JIT in this regard.

The chief minister has penned a letter to the Inspector General of Sindh Police for setting up a JIT. In the letter, the chief minister said the JIT should be formed on the issue under the relevant laws, rules, and policy.

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Journalist Lalwani was murdered in the Saleh Pat area of Sukkur on March 18, 2021, by unknown assailants.

Meanwhile, police have arrested five suspects — while two suspects, Raza Shah and Akbar Mangrio, in a video statement, have confessed that a hitman had murdered the journalist.


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