Sialkot lynching case: ATC summons all witnesses

Court likely to issue final verdict on the case next month.


Express February 19, 2011

GUJRANWALA: Gujranwala's special Anti-Terrorism Court on Saturday summoned all witnesses of the Sialkot lynching on February 25.

Suspended DPO Sialkot Waqar Chohan and 26 others accused in the case were presented before the court during today's (Saturday) hearing.


Two of the witnesses recorded their statements before the court and authorities ordered the remaining witnesses to appear before the court in the next hearing. Sources said the court is likely to issue its final verdict on the case next month.


Six months have passed since the tragic lynching of two brothers Hafiz Mughees and Muneeb in Sialkot and despite being assured of justice by top officials, including the president himself, the family continues to await justice.


On Wednesday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted bail to former policeman, Rana Ilyas, who was one of the key accused in the Sialkot lynching case. Ilyas had submitted that his co-accused, former District Police Officer Waqar Chohan, had been released on bail even though he was charged on similar grounds.

COMMENTS (22)

MUBASHER | 10 years ago | Reply @amar: Who are Dalits?
SA | 10 years ago | Reply @al: I appreciate your thoughts but what matters is that for three months the case remained inert for reasons one after the other and for a month and a half there was no judge to hear! That indeed is pathetic!!!
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