Sialkot Lynching: SHO Rana Ilyas arrested

Published: September 3, 2010
Rana Ilyas is the main accused in the lynching of Butt brothers.

Rana Ilyas is the main accused in the lynching of Butt brothers.

The main accused in the Sialkot lynching of two brother, SHO Rana Ilyas, was arrested on Friday evening.

Sialkot DPO Bilal Siddique confirmed the arrest of Rana Ilyas. Sources state that the accused was arrested in an operation conducted between the Iran and Turkey border, hinting at international security assistance.

SHO Rana Ilyas had previously managed to evade custody. Ilyas, who fled from the office of the DSP Sialkot, was brought to the office so that he could be produced before a court for a judicial remand.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Amina
    Sep 3, 2010 - 10:31PM

    Since he ran away and left Pakistan hence proved he is guilty as hell and should be severely punished for this crime.Recommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    Sep 3, 2010 - 10:55PM

    It should be a good news for the peace loving citizens.Recommend

  • ZZzzz
    Sep 3, 2010 - 11:38PM

    the incident took place in AUGUST 15 so how did he manage to escape on the 11th? Please fix the date!Recommend

  • haji azar
    Sep 4, 2010 - 12:05AM

    he should be made an example of and should recieve the death sentence live on Pakistan television so that other corrupt police officers in Pakistan can see what happens to people like himRecommend

  • mak
    Sep 4, 2010 - 12:31AM


  • Sep 4, 2010 - 1:33AM

    Hope he doenst get lynched….Recommend

  • nina
    Sep 4, 2010 - 1:52AM

    Please conduct a public hanging of all police officials involved so we can believe that justice has been served!Recommend

  • Hamza
    Sep 4, 2010 - 2:15AM

    He should be hanged to death publicly with those other criminals responsible as a sign of instilling justice in our country. I think the Hadd according to the Quran should be imposed in him as ordered by Allah on such people.Recommend

  • Iqra
    Sep 4, 2010 - 3:29AM

    I appeal tht this SHO and other criminals should be dig in and beaten with hunterz till their death and i think its according to islam TIT 4 TAT and message for other culprits. . . . . .Recommend

  • farhan
    Sep 4, 2010 - 7:38AM

    He should be dealt strictly and according to law and should be treated in such a way that it sets example for others to avoid such criminal act in future in the country.Recommend

  • Sep 4, 2010 - 8:59AM

    Dear Readers Plz accept the below detail.

    Punjab and Sindh civil society is almost currept and they lost the Islamic Image & idealogy.
    Pardon me I m not telling about 100% soceity but the majority.

    when a muslim ignors the basic rules of Islam the catastraph starts from there.
    when we visit Lahore karachi and other big cities of Punjab and sindh we feel that piple look hindu or some how infidals because there is nothing represents being muslim. for example in Ramdan they eat and drink, in markets women are more than men without having hijab.
    ordanary men makes joke of a bearded man. like Oe Molvi etc.
    a person having look of Muslim is strange to the ordanary men in Punjab and Sindh soceity.
    ordanary men prouds to be looked like western cultured or western oriented.
    the do lack sense of muslim brotherhood and respecting “shair Islam” symbols of Islam.
    this infidal attitude results in various incidents like Sialkot Lynching of Innocent boys.
    nobody of the surrounding of the event could dare to secure them because the lack muslim being and muslim heart. we went on shock to watch such brutalities.

    I think if we people do not give up non-muslim culture soon I fear to face wrathe from Allah almighty. there is no need for Allah of our being by name muslims.
    May Allah marcy on Us

  • Wasim Ali
    Sep 4, 2010 - 9:04AM

    He must be hanged with all other criminal to make an example for real justice. Thanks to Cheif Justic Iftikhar Ch.Recommend

  • SA
    Sep 4, 2010 - 9:12AM

    Probably now we’ll get to know the truth!Recommend

  • Waqar
    Sep 4, 2010 - 11:09AM

    Hang him – make this a lesson for rest and make this crime part of Pakistan education curriculum. People should write theses on these and study the mind of these official criminal. Recommend

  • Omer
    Sep 4, 2010 - 11:33AM

    I think its about time the people of Pakistan should realize why Pakistan is suffering from (Aafats) like earthquakes and floods.
    Extreme level of insanity, Inhumanity, cruelty and selfishness. It seems that all the teaching of Allah and Rasool(PBUH) are simply ignored or otherwise only used when lecturing someone else.
    The differances between age, family, race and sex such as (Zaat paat, uunch neech); these are the things we are prohibited from yet Pakistan is a leading country to follow all that.

    Shame on all of those who are involved in it.Recommend

  • Sep 4, 2010 - 12:00PM

    No doubt it is a big achievement but we should keep eye for future hearings. You will see, he will submit many reasons which will force to court to release him because here in Pakistan justice is impossible.Recommend

  • Sultan Ahmed.
    Sep 4, 2010 - 1:49PM

    Mother of crimes,
    it require revolutionary act,
    I mean concrete improvement.Recommend

  • Arshad Jamal Butt
    Sep 4, 2010 - 2:51PM

    He should be hanged till death ASAP because delay justice is denying justice. Our society is getting worse due to inequality. Politicians, Elite Class, Police, Bureaucracy they all will straight go to hell due to their corruption. Democracy is much worse than Martial Law in Pakistan. Because politicians are just using the word “Democracy” and in reality it does not exist. Recommend

  • Saeed Ahmad
    Sep 4, 2010 - 9:23PM

    Why is it taking ages to arrest all the culprits?
    It’s time for our worthless rulers to realise that they cannot afford to continue dragging their feet on such serious issues.Recommend

  • Sep 5, 2010 - 10:38AM

    Culprit Police officials and constables must hang in public.
The trust level of youth on Police Department has been reached to zero, and in Karachi we’ve seen how families of victims avoid to contact Police for help.
All over the world, Police department gains maximum public support to protect their society. To me, Police department is the key department in setting peace in the city.
Police department of Pakistan, is the top krupt department and working for only who pays max rishwat.Recommend

  • Dia
    Sep 6, 2010 - 9:58AM

    Keep your fingers crossed as the hearing goes on today… Hope to see their corpses soon!Recommend

  • Husain Pasha
    Sep 6, 2010 - 3:00PM

    I must add here one thing that the officials should brought thses shameless people in fornt of the nation and should punish them brutally.Recommend

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