LHC disposes off suo motu of lynching two brothers

Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Friday disposed off the suo motu notice of lynching two brothers in Sialkot.

The CJ observed, as the matter was sub-judice before the apex court so it should be appropriate to dispose off the suo motu.

The CJ took the suo motu on a news item published in a local newspaper wherein it was reported that two brothers- Mughees Sajjad and Muneeb Sajjad, residents of Hajipura, Village Butter, Sialkot were overpowered and tortured to death by villagers on suspicion of being dacoits.

Meanwhile, the CJ disposed off the application seeking security for two reporters of private channels against threats to refrain from becoming a witness in said matter on Additional Advocate General (AAG) Muhammad Hanif Khatana’s assurance.

Earlier, the AAG undertook before the court that no police official from Gujranwala division would harass the reporters as the needful had been done.

The application was filed by Abdul Rehman, Exective Member Electronic Media Reporters Association through Counsel Aftab Bajwa wherein it was prayed to the court to provide security for reporters Bilal Khan and Hafiz Imran as they were receiving threats to refrain from becoming a witness in the case.

The petitioner also pointed out that some unknown persons tortured Hafiz Imran and threatened to murder if he become a witness in the case.

It is pertinent to mention here that reporter Bilal Khan captured the whole tragic incident in his camera which was later aired by all channels.