ISLAMABAD - The three-member committee of the ministry of interior is reinvestigating the reasons behind the mishandling of the firing incident at the Jinnah Avenue of the federal capital by a gunman Sikander and would soon submit the report to the apex court after completion of inquiry.

The three-member committee had completed the investigation report after Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had ordered an inquiry to find out the reasons behind the incident of Islamabad standoff in which a lone gunman Sikander played hide and seek with police for more than five hours. In this report, the committee had not fixed the responsibility on any top police officer of the capital, including inspector general of police (IGP) and senior superintendent of police (SSP).

However, the apex court while hearing a suo moto notice recently asked the ministry to submit a detailed report. The terms of reference (ToRs) of the inquiry had been changed after the directions of the apex court, a senior official of the ministry connected with such development said.

The official said that three-member inquiry committee was reinvestigating the case and would see the role of magistracy in the administration of the capital, besides other factors that caused mishandling of the firing incident. “It will take some time as we have to probe the case thoroughly back to square one,” the official said. He said the complete inquiry report would be submitted to the court soon.