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The police in Lahore claim to have apprehended the main suspect in the murder of a journalist

LAHORE: Lahore Police said on Wednesday that they have apprehended the main suspect in the assassination of journalist Husnain Shah.

Husnain Shah, a crime reporter for a private television (TV) channel, was shot and killed by two unidentified motorcyclists near the Lahore Press Club (LPC) on Monday. Following this, the Civil Lines Police Department filed a report against unnamed suspects.

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According to police sources, the suspect, identified as Amir Butt, was apprehended from a showroom on Jail Road. The suspect was later handed over to Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Lahore police for further probe.

The police officials claimed that the journalist was killed by hired assasins while earlier, Lahore Police had said it had booked three suspects in the journalist’s murder case.

The funeral of the slain crime reporter was also offered in front of the LPC on Tuesday which was attended by a huge number of journalists and members of civil society. The Punjab Government Spokesperson Hasaan Khawar was also among the participants.

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