Four accused of attacking Taseer anniversary vigil remanded

ATC grants request to remand the suspects into police custody for six days


Our Correspondent January 14, 2015
Members of the public like candles in the memory of slain governor. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/EXPRESS

LAHORE: Four people accused for attacking a vigil observing the fourth death anniversary of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, were sent on a six-day physical remand in police custody by an Anti-Terrorism Court on Wednesday.

Officials had produced the four accused, including Iftikhar, Furqanul Haq, Wazir Ali and Naveed in court on Wednesday. They sought remand for the accused for conducting further investigations regarding their role and purpose in spreading anarchy on the anniversary.

The court granted the police six days physical remand of the accused.

On January 4, a group of enraged men had attacked participants of a candle light vigil at the Liberty Chowk, organised to mark the death anniversary of Taseer. They snatched and tore placards and photos of the former governor before beating up vigil participants.

Taseer was shot dead by his own guard, Mumtaz Qadri, in broad day light on January 4, 2011 in Islamabad.

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