ISLAMABAD, Feb 6: On Wednesday, a four-member team of the Punjab Forensic Lab reviewed evidence at the scene where the body of Kamran Faisal, a National Accountability Bureau officer investigating the Rental Power Projects case, was found.
Kamran Faisal’s body was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his room at Islamabad's Federal Lodges on January 17.
As he had been investigating Rs22 billion Rental Power Projects (RPPs) scam in which incumbent Prime Minister Raja Pervez
Ashraf was allegedly involved, his death was immediately controversial; an FIR was not registered until ten days after his death.
A federal police officer, requesting anonymity, said that the forensic experts decided to revisit the scene after the exhumation and identification of Faisal's body, in Mian Channu where they collected samples from the body.
Through a letter they told the Islamabad police a week ago that they would visit the scene of the incident.
The team headed by forensic expert Ghulam Abbas took snaps of internal and external views of the room, he said.
The team examined different articles and items that were used by Kamran Faisal.
“The team carefully observed the scene, the room where Kamran Faisal used to live while working for the NAB. They took pictures and examined Faisal’s personal items, including his pen, clothes and books,” the police officer said.
Circumstantial evidence says it was a suicide while family members of Mr Faisal were of the view that it was a murder.
“To establish whether it was suicide or murder (wasn’t clear on what was meant here originally: has it been established either way?), they measured the distance from the floor to the ceiling fan, and then from the ceiling fan to the table that Kamran was standing on before he died.”
After completing their survey, the team, led by forensic expert Ghulam Abbas, left the scene. They did not answer any questions from the media, saying that the case was sub judice and they could not comment.
As per normal procedure, the forensic report is sent to investigating officer of case but due to sensitivity of the case report will be sent to Inspector General of Police and then IG Police will submit it to the Supreme Court.