LAHORE: Police on Monday filed a First Information Report (FIR) against seven arrested suspects for attacking a vigil in Lahore held to commemorate the death anniversary of slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, Express News reported.
The late governor was killed by his bodyguard in 2011 in Islamabad for demanding amendments in the tough blasphemy laws.
The FIR against the suspects were lodged in Gulberg Police Station after they were identified with the help of a video footage.
The armed men - riding a motorbike - attacked the members of civil society who had gathered at Liberty Chowk to mark Taseer's fourth death anniversary and teared down the portraits of the former governor.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, human rights activist, Abdullah Malik, said, “We were lighting candles in front of Taseer’s portrait and chanting slogans against terrorism in Pakistan when four men came from behind and attacked us with knives and sticks.”
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