LAHORE: Security outside the Lahore High Court was beefed up on Saturday after Justice Ali Baqar Najafi received a death threat, Express News reported.
Baqar is heading the one-man judicial tribunal formed to probe the Model Town clashes between Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) activists in Lahore that left at least 14 PAT workers dead and dozens injured, received a letter threatening his life on Saturday. The reason behind the death threat was not clear till the filing of this report.
Personnel of the elite force and police commandos were posted outside the court to ensure his security.
Baqar, 50, has conducted over 1,000 cases including judgements relating to the civil, criminal and corporate law as well as narcotics, corruption and immigration.