LHC Postpones Suo Motu Proceedings
LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif postponed suo motu proceedings on the deaths of two brothers in Sialkot by a mob that had accused them of being dacoits, until September 3.
The chief justice observed that as the Supreme Court had already taken up the issue, he would wait for its orders. Sialkot Superintendent of Police (SP) Muhammad Shahbaz appeared before the court on Friday and informed the court that the chief justice of Pakistan had also taken suo motu notice of the incident and the district police officer (DPO), along with the SP (investigation) had gone to the Supreme Court to attend the proceedings.
He filed a written report on behalf of the DPO stating that 13 police officials, including the station house officer of the Sadar police station, had been suspended and a first information report had been registered against them for their delinquency, which had allowed the villagers to kill innocent boys.
The chief justice had taken notice of a news report, according to which two brothers, Mughees Sajjad and Muneeb Sajjad, had been overpowered and tortured to death by the villagers, after which their bodies had been hanged from an electricity pole. The villagers alleged that the brothers had been dacoits and had killed a man when he had offered them resistance. staff report