116 police officials ‘responsible’ for Model Town carnage removed

Published: October 17, 2018
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Four superintendents police were already removed from the field posting.

PHOTO: FILE

Four superintendents police were already removed from the field posting. PHOTO: FILE

The provincial government on Wednesday removed 116 police officials accused of being involved in the Model Town carnage, reported Express News.

A deputy superintendent, inspectors and other officers are among those removed. The removed police personnel have been instructed to report to their respective headquarters.

Earlier, four superintendents were also removed from field posting. However despite PM Imran’s orders, former Inspector General (IG) Punjab Muhammad Tahir failed to remove the police officials involved in the carnage.

The violation was one of the main reasons for former the IG’s removal.

Earlier this month, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore framed charges against Punjab former IGP Mushtaq Sukhera on a private complaint filed by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in connection with the IGP’s alleged role in June 2014 Model Town massacre.

Former Punjab IGP Mushtaq Sukhera, 115 others indicted in Model Town case

The complaint also sought a case against other police officials as well as top leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) including former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab former chief minister Shehbaz Sharif as well as three bureaucrats for the police action in which 14 PAT workers were killed.

The ATC had earlier framed charges against 114 accused persons. At least 85 also got injured in the clashes that erupted between police and the PAT workers after the former started removing barriers outside the PAT secretariat.

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