Faisalabad City Police Officer (CPO) Ashfaq Khan on Friday said that the two youths shot dead in police firing were not dacoits and no evidence had been found in this regard.
Speaking to a private media outlet, the police official said that the two boys named Arsalan and Usman had no criminal record and both were innocent.
He further said that the inquiry team would present its initial investigation report today, adding that the complete report would take some time to be completed.
The CPO also said that raids were being carried out to arrest the policemen involved in the incident.
On Thursday, citizens of Faisalabad took to the streets in protest after two youth were shot dead in what police said was an “encounter”.
A young man identified as Arsalan died on spot yesterday, while another, named Usman, succumbed to his wounds at the Allied Hospital later in the day. The two friends had gone out to have dinner and were shot dead by the police after they failed to stop on the police’s orders, the families of the deceased youth said.