CJ slams police for inaction in lynching case

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


Express September 01, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Chief 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.

COMMENTS (12)

SA | 11 years ago | Reply And now not one but two months have passed.. reading these comments makes me feel that was some other time, some other age, some other life.. Its all forgotten now! How many of us are still having sleepless nights? How many of us are still clinging to the false hopes of justice? How many of us still remember their disfigured faces?? None I suppose?
Arbab | 11 years ago | Reply A month has been passed yet no punishment for the butchers,it is understood that legal course takes time,but in this case its is crystal clear that the happening was rageous,policemen involved in this unfortunate happening must be removed fom the jobs imidiatly(How can they serve the comunity with this attitude they showed,beside their credibility is questionable) while the other buthers must be hannged,all of them,there must be no mercy for them at all after what they have done, On international level it could be understood as mob act but im sure whoever watched the movie of these butchers while they were hitting the young boys with iron rods and other filthy things could not watch it properly because of its contents ifever somebody watched it could not sleep for many nights and could not help to avoid thinking what he/she has watched. I pray for these young boys to Allah Almighty May they rest in Peace for Ever AlMighty Give patience to their parents and relatives.
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