Sialkot lynching: ATC approves 15-day physical remand of 18 suspects

Sialkot lynching: ATC approves 15-day physical remand of 18 suspects

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GUJRANWALA: Eighteen more suspects on Monday have been produced before the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in a case pertaining to lynching a Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot.

During the trial, the court has transferred the suspect to the police for 15 days of physical remand awaiting trial.

On the other hand, police officers said that as of now, a total of 58 suspects have been arrested and others are being searched.

Earlier, the concerned authorities had forwarded an initial report on the incident to Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan and Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Usman Buzdar.

The incident was reported to the police at 11:26 am. A sticker regarding religion was placed on a machine in factory which, the manager directed to remove in the wake of foreigners’ visit, the report stated.

Allegedly, the workers did not act as ordered and the manager came forward to remove it. According to reports, the factory owner and the administrative department fled the scene after lynching the Sri Lankan manager.

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