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September 4, 2010

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LHC disposes of Sialkot lynching case

LHC disposes of Sialkot lynching case
LAHORE: Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court Khawaja Sharif on Friday disposed of suo moto proceedings regarding the lynching of two brothers by a violent mob in front of police in Sialkot.
The CJ observed that since the matter was sub-judice before the Supreme Court, it was proper that the suo moto case should be disposed of. He also disposed of another petition filed by the Electronic Media Reporters Association (EMRA) seeking protection of lives of the reporter and cameraman who had secretly filmed the lynching of two brothers.
The CJ disposed of the petition as an additional advocate general undertook that no police official from Gujranwala division would harass the petitioners. In the suo motu notice, the chief justice already had expressed dissatisfaction about the police report on the horrible incident.
In the report filed by the DPO it was stated that 13 police officials, including SHO Sadar Police Station, were suspended and an FIR had been registered against them for the delinquency which allowed villagers to kill the innocent boys.
According to details, two brothers, namely Mughees Sajjad and Muneeb Sajjad, were overpowered and tortured to death by the villagers and their bodies were hanged in the area. The villagers alleged that the brothers were dacoits and they had killed a man on offering resistance.
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