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900 staff booked and 235 arrested in Sialkot mob lynching case

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900 workers booked and 235 arrested in Sialkot mob lynching case

Sialkot police have registered FIR in opposition to 900 staff of a garment manufacturing facility and arrested 235 individuals within the aftermath of the mob lynching of a supervisor of the manufacturing facility in line with a Dawn report. A Sri Lankan man Priyantha Kumara was tortured publicly and burnt to demise by an Islamist mob on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot, accusing him of blasphemy.
According to studies, 900 staff of the Rajco Industries have been booked underneath sections 302, 297, 201, 427, 431, 157, 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code and seven and 11WW of the Anti-Terrorism Act, after a criticism was filed by Uggoki Station House Officer (SHO) Armaghan Maqt. The officer admitted that the mob had brutalized and tortured the Sri Lankan man earlier than setting him on hearth. Arman Maqt mentioned that Priyantha Kumar was crushed to demise by the mob on the Wazirabad Road earlier than his physique was set on hearth. The SHO Maqt mentioned that the police lacked employees and was ‘helpless’ in entrance of the mob of a whole lot of fanatics.
Among the arrested 235 individuals, some had assaulted the sufferer and a few had been witnesses to the incident and had recorded movies. The arrested additionally embody the 2 primary accused Mohammad Talha and Farhan Idrees, who’ve been moved to an undisclosed location.
The Sialkot police are on the lookout for the remaining accused among the many booked 900 staff accused of being concerned within the brutal homicide of Priyantha Kumara. Raids have been performed within the close by villages together with Sambrial, Daska and Pasrur tehsils. Rajco Industries remained closed on Saturday, and its staff are on the run to evade arrest.
The publish mortem report mentioned that many of the physique of Priyantha Kumara was burnt, and a number of other bones had been damaged because of the torture by the mob. The physique was shifted to a Lahore hospital amid tight safety, and it might be despatched to Colombo after fulfilling formalities.
Wife of Priyantha Kumara begs for justice :
Wife of the murdered Sri Lankan man Priyantha Kumara has begged justice from the Pakistani and Sri Lankan leaders for the brutal killing of her husband by the Sialkot mob. Niroshi Dasaniyake advised BBC Sinhala, “My husband was an innocent man. I found out from the news that after working abroad for so long he had been brutally murdered. I saw on the internet how inhuman the killing was. I appeal to the Sri Lankan president and the Pakistani prime minister and president to conduct a fair investigation so my husband and our two children get justice,”
Meanwhile, Colombo’s High Commissioner in Pakistan Vice Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama said that the stays of Mr Kumara can be delivered from Lahore to Colombo on a particular flight on Monday.
Pakistan Foreign Minister and Prime Minister Imran Khan promise justice for the Sialkot killing :
Threatened by the truth that the Sialkot Killing would possibly irritate the overseas relations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tweeted, “The lynching of a Sri Lankan citizen will not affect Pakistan-Sri Lanka bilateral relations as it was a work of a group of people and the nation or the country cannot be blamed for it,” including, “Spoke to my brother FM Gamini Lakshman Peiris of #SriLanka and expressed my deep grief and condolences.”
Pakistani PM Imran Khan has expressed anger & disgrace over the Sialkot killing in a tweet the place he mentioned, “Spoke to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today in UAE to convey our nation’s anger & shame to people of Sri Lanka at vigilante killing of Priyantha Diyawadana in Sialkot. I informed him 100+ ppl arrested & assured him they would be prosecuted with full severity of the law.”
Maulana Fazlur Rehman justify the Sialkot killing on Pak Govt inaction in direction of blasphemy
Maulana Fazlur Rehman whereas condemning the incident have warned that such incidents of mob justice would proceed to occur if the Pakistan authorities didn’t take motion in opposition to these suspected of blasphemy. Maulana mentioned, “In the past, such reactions have come when those accused of blasphemy have been sent abroad under government supervision,”
Mufti Muneebur Rehman, Former chairman of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee has tried to downplay the incident and requested the media to chorus from blaming any group or particular person earlier than an entire police investigation has been performed.