Charsadda police arrests main culprit of journalist murder

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Slain Journalist Iftikhar Khan was associated with the Express Media Group
Haqnawaz Shinwari
PESHAWAR
Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a suspect involved in the murder of a senior journalist in district Charsadda. Iftikhar Ahmad Khan who was based in Shabqadar area of Charsadda killed on July, 3.
Following the incident, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Inspector General of Police had directed the concerned District Police Officer for the arrest of perpetrators behind the killing of the senior journalist.
The Regional Police Officer Mardan Yasin Farooq and DPO Charsadda Sohail Khalid formed an investigation team and arrested the killer identified as Saifullah.
According to SHO Shabqadar Gulshed Khan that accused Saifullah had showed cleverness to hide his identity and switched off the CCTV cameras before the incident.
During the incident, no one was present except the killer and the victim. After the incident, the accused escaped but held by police after a comprehensive investigation.
SHO said that the killer was arrested on the basis of concrete evidence after the CCTV footage installed in the adjacent areas and the movement of the accused.
The murder weapon, pistol, was recovered from the accused. The accused, Saifullah, confessed his crime during the investigation.