Lahore (Web Desk): Lahore Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Shariq Jamal, was found dead at his residence in Lahore the early hours of Saturday.
According to police, the deceased officer was initially brought to National Hospital in Lahore where the doctors confirmed his death.
Later, the t body was transferred to Jinnah Hospital for post-mortem examination, the police added.
The police indicated that the exact cause of death will be determined only after the autopsy was conducted.
Later, police took a man and his wife into custody for investigations into the sudden demise of DIG Shariq Jamal.
The couple revealed that Jamal was with them at their flat and they brought him to the medical facility upon deterioration of his health.
The police confirmed the couple's statement saying that the senior police official was not at his home, but at an apartment in Lahore, from where he had been shifted to the hospital.
The circumstances surrounding Jamal's sudden death raised concerns, leading the authorities to launch a thorough investigation into the incident.
The postmortem, as per the police, was being done to ascertain the cause of Jamal’s “unnatural death”.
Meanwhile, the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) team and police inspected the apartment where the deceased was staying and collected some evidence such as samples from food and utensils to be later sent for examination.
It is pertinent to mention that Shariq Jamal played a key role as DIG Investigations in the probe and arrests of the suspects in the Minar-e-Pakistan harassment case.
He also served as DIG Traffic and DIG Railways. He was currently serving as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) and completed his course for promotion to Grade 21.