An anti-terrorism court on Monday sent five police officials on a five-day physical remand for their alleged involvement in the June 17 clashes in Model Town in which 14 people were killed.
The policemen are Inspector Amir Saleem Sheikh, Sub-Inspector Hafiz Athar and constables Khurram, Naveed and Nawaz.
The investigation officer had sought a 14-day remand saying that police had to complete the probe. He said police still had to recover weapons that were used in the clashes.
The officer said police would go through video footages to ascertain the role of these policemen in the operation at Minhajul Quran Secretariat.
The counsel for the cops said his clients were innocent. He said they had nothing to do with the carnage.
The judge remanded the policemen for five days and ordered that they be produced before the court along with the investigation report by July 18. On Thursday, the joint investigation team investigation the clashes had detained nine policemen for their alleged involvement in the killings of 14 Pakistan Awami Tehreek workers. It has also detained eight Elite Force personnel. They were Sub-Inspector Rauf, Sub-Inspector Athar, Head Constable Naveed, Constable Javaid, Head Constable Mohsin, Constable Imran, Head Constable Khurram and Constable Shujaat.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2014.