Security tightened for family of Sialkot lynch victims

Published: September 17, 2010
Mohammad Anwar poses for camera with pictures of his two grandson, the Sialkot lynch victims. PHOTO:REUTERS

Mohammad Anwar poses for camera with pictures of his two grandson, the Sialkot lynch victims. PHOTO:REUTERS

SIALKOT: The Sialkot police have further tightened the security of the grieved family of two lynched youths in Sialkot.

The family has been faced with growing life threats by some unknown accused who are allegedly trying to prevent them from pursuing the case further.

The murdered youths’ uncle, Muhammad Zarar Butt, said that the accused were threatening the family members and children of the grieved family and that the Sialkot police was changing the direction of the investigations of this case to save the accused police officials nominated in this case.

The grieved family further alleged that the Sialkot police was providing security to the accused police officials including the former Sialkot DPO, Waqar Ahmad Chohan, in the Sialkot district jail.

The grieved family has urged the Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary to take serious notice of this critical situation.

Police in pursuit of culprits

Inspector Engineer Rana Zahid Hussain, the SHO of the Hajipura police station told the newsmen that the police was trying to trace out the culprits, who were giving serious life threats to the grieved family. He said that CCTV cameras have already been affixed in and around the house of the grieved family and police officials have been deputed on day and night duty there in a bid to avert any untoward incident.

He added that the Elite Force escort has also been provided to the grieved family for its movement from one place to another.

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Reader Comments (28)

  • Sep 17, 2010 - 7:10PM

    There is a reason why they say Police is the most corrupt institution in the country.Recommend

  • Dr. Ali Ahmed
    Sep 17, 2010 - 7:53PM

    and police is from us, neither they came from somehwere, nor we didRecommend

  • nadia
    Sep 17, 2010 - 8:23PM

    i hope and pray murderers dont get away with this..and they dealt severly.inshallahRecommend

  • Ayesha Pervez
    Sep 17, 2010 - 8:44PM

    The shame….. they are not scared of ALLAH….. Recommend

  • Khurram Ahmed
    Sep 17, 2010 - 9:39PM

    Chief Jusice is the only perosnality who can handle this case under his supervision otherwise these ill faith politicians were made politics of this lychingRecommend

  • Abubakr
    Sep 17, 2010 - 9:49PM

    We can all now request Supreme Court to do speedy justice.Recommend

  • samra mubarik
    Sep 17, 2010 - 9:55PM

    the onli solution is speedy justice……itx too much now….serve the justice now!Recommend

  • asad
    Sep 17, 2010 - 10:12PM

    Hope they get justice as their lynching got attention of media and others, many others who has been murdered in the recent past or back in years, may not get justice as they dont get any attention,may the apex court is free of corruption but after police our local judiciary is the most corrupt department in this time.May ALLAH help parents of two deceased brothers to follow case untill the culprits are hanged. Recommend

  • Ms Mughal
    Sep 17, 2010 - 11:08PM

    if the the chief justice will not take serious action than how can we expect him to stay more to be a chief justice of Pakistan.. than we need to wake up to hide ugly faces of dead evils who are rolling this country.Recommend

  • Aamir
    Sep 18, 2010 - 12:51AM

    I agree with Samra, bring the perpetrators to justice and set an example so no one ever dare to commit such a heinous crime. Recommend

  • rabia
    Sep 18, 2010 - 1:23AM

    The government is Corrupt… money speaks in Pakistan.. these culprits will give money to higher authorities and nothing will happen towards this case… now is the time to see if pakistan is worth anything or nott. lets see what the supreme justice will do. i am really hoping that these culprits get hanged rightaway for doing such stupid and disgusting killing. the threats that the family is getting is not from anywhere else but the culprits families or the higher authority.. we should just ignore these threats and proceed the case honestly and hang all these people just the way they did to these 2 brothers to set up an example so that in future noone even thinkks of doing such horrible act.Recommend

  • Ali Haider
    Sep 18, 2010 - 8:10AM

    Fire the police. The whole population will be better of.Recommend

  • SA
    Sep 18, 2010 - 1:19PM

    The more they delay the farther the justice gets… we need to put more pressure over judiciary to get it done ASAP… otherwise this is Pakistan where there’s no law!!Recommend

  • Sameer Iqbal
    Sep 18, 2010 - 7:03PM

    its a test case for Cheif Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry!Recommend

  • zahra Hassan
    Sep 18, 2010 - 10:05PM

    we need to get unite . to get justice for them and by this its a hope for other youth of pakistan. Khawaja Sharif Should give resign letter . this seat is not for him. and this government also.( PPP ,PML(N) . youngsters we should get unite to get INQALLAAB for the bright future of PAKISTAN . here they dont want honest Persons to do work in offices .
    PLZ get UNITERecommend

  • fozia
    Sep 18, 2010 - 11:48PM

    Why the hell its taking so long after all the evidences are there to prove it all…. hang these dogs sooner before any further manipulation………… For God sake, fear Allah now..Chief justice should just give them death sentence now before its late!!!Recommend

  • Sadia
    Sep 19, 2010 - 1:46AM

    This case better be solved or all pakistanis should hide their faces with shame…Recommend

  • rozina lone
    Sep 19, 2010 - 5:52PM

    we r waiting for justice all evidences are present and i will also say all the threat for this family are from police we all know in our country police department is the most cuurupt in the base of every crime police involved.this case should not take too much time but i think this is a plaining for the safty of waqar chohan.
    i will say if in this time if our judiciary close his eyesthe then the peoples of pakistan will make their own judiciary every one will become judge.
    i request authority plz save pakistan.
    we all are one we need justice without delay. Recommend

  • Maulana Diesel
    Sep 19, 2010 - 6:49PM

    We should change our laws so that even if the family of the victim, under pressure, agrees to a ‘muk mukao’ with the aggressors the criminal case is still pursued by the government. This is how it is in the civilized world.
    Under the present system in Pakistan, if you have money and power, you can get away with murder, rape etc as long as the victims are poor and the downtrodden. You commit the crime and then you start putting pressure on the victims families for a settlement. Once a settlement is done the court case is cancelled.Recommend

  • SA
    Sep 20, 2010 - 11:02AM

    Gladly in this case the family was not poor.. however after having lost all their wealth i.e. their precious, beautiful sons, what else do they have that they might fear to lose?Recommend

  • Rafiq Khawaja
    Sep 21, 2010 - 1:00AM

    It is taking too late. All peoples who were involved is very clear. There is no need for more evidence. Very sample hung them until death that is justice and to control in future from that kind of incident .Recommend

  • Farrah
    Sep 21, 2010 - 2:18AM

    My prayers and thoughts are with the family. May Allah severely punish the monsters involved -and observing – the barbaric killing of two sweet and innocent boys. And may justice prevail.Recommend

  • sarwat
    Sep 21, 2010 - 11:36AM

    Civil society has to rise and stand to lend moral undeterred support to the supreme court in this case till the day all the killercumtortureres are given exemplary punishment so that no one in future dares to do this to childern of this nation. A show of strength peaceful and powerful is must by civil society. It happened to all of us not to Muneeb and Mughees only.Recommend

  • SA
    Sep 21, 2010 - 1:56PM

    Sarwat I agree. Indifference and “not my problem” attitude needs to be changed and this is the right moment to bring a change. This was not an individual crime its a shame to the entire nation. Civil society and media must stand up for this cause.
    However I wonder why Tribune has not updated the readers about the recent attack on two other members of the family.. it was a breaking news on some of the channels last night. Recommend

  • alveena
    Sep 22, 2010 - 11:41AM

    they r really devil shaitan se b barh k ……..v want a serious action from court n as soon as possible …tell every 1 of those culprits that v want to hang them…they cant make their filthy plans come true……Recommend

  • Saira Mohammed Siddiq
    Sep 23, 2010 - 10:02PM

    I cried in gratitude when I heard the news of them being declared innocent..There are two types of punishable evils in the world – one who commits an evil act and one who watches an evil act committed and does nothing to stop it….How many people surrounded those boys, those poor, innocent lives… If you watch that video, if you show it to your friends, if you DO NOTHING, even if it means writing to your c=government, rallying citizens of your community together and speaking out against the injustices of this scenario, you are also guilty. SHAME ON YOU ALL! How can you sleep at night knowing that you know what happens and you do nothing too?
    I am feeling very sad to watch beautifull picture of two brothers May Allah bless their souls. And grant patience to their parents, and younger sister…. I request to judicial Courts to give an example punishment to murderes and heartless police men who were just standing there and watching… Hangup them allRecommend

  • fatima
    Sep 25, 2010 - 5:53AM

    wouldnt be surprised if the party in power was behind this.Recommend

  • maham
    Sep 25, 2010 - 8:08AM

    politicians had to wear shock collars that went off every time they told a lie…. plzz givE JUStice now…..This country wasn’t built by men in suits, but it sure as hell being destroyed by them!Recommend

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