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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chief Justice slams police for inaction in lynching case in Sialkot.

ISLAMABADChief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary has said that the Sialkot incident reflects that there is no rule of law in the country.

He made the statement while hearing the Sialkot lynching case in the Supreme Court today. The report of the inquiry commission on the incident was presented in the court.

The chief justice slammed the police for handing over the accused to a mob who killed them.
Sialkot DPO Bilal Siddique told the court that 23 out of 28 suspects have been arrested and 18 of them have been sent on a judicial remand.

He said that SHO Rana Ilyas who was involved in the case, escaped from police custody with the help of Sub Inspector Rasheed. Rasheed was then released on bail.

Six policemen sent on 7 day judicial remand

Six police officials including former Sialkot District Police Officer Waqar Chauhan have been sent on a seven day judicial remand in connection with the Sialkot lynching case.

Five other police officials including former DPO also appeared before the Gujranwala Anti-Terrorism Court today.

The policemen are accused of inaction during the lynching of two brothers Muneeb and Mughees.

However, the prime accused SHO Rana Ilyas has managed to evade arrest along with one other police officer.

Meanwhile, Justice retired Kazim Malik, who was appointed by the Supreme Court to conduct an inquiry into the incident, says the apex court will start hearing  the case from September 1

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