Sialkot lynching: Police chief says 85 played central role

Hearings of Sialkot lynching case to be held on daily basis in jail

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SIALKOT: The concerned authorities on Saturday have decided to hold hearings of Sialkot lynching case on daily basis in the jail.

The Regional Police Officer (RPO) stated that it has issued official documents for the prison trial of the arrested suspect. He added that the judges of the Special Court of the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) will lead the prison proceedings.

Earlier, ATC had approved 13-day physical remand of the suspects involved in lynching Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot.

A mob in Sialkot tortured a Sri Lankan national to death and then burnt his body. The incident occurred on Sialkot’s Wazirabad Road, where workers of private factories attacked the export manager of a factory and burnt his body over alleged blasphemy.

Police were sent to the area to bring the situation under control. Sialkot district police officer Umar Saeed Malik said the man was a Sri Lankan national.

“After successful talks with the angry group of protesters, traffic was resumed on the road,” the police official said. 

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