Court summons record of model town firing from JIT

LAHORE – Sessions Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing the plea of the administration of Minhaj-ul-Quran and summoned the record of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in Model Town firing case.

Minhaj-ul-Quran in its plea held the prime minister, chief minister of Punjab, Interior Affairs minister and other top government officials responsible for the carnage in Lahore, in which 14 persons were killed and over 100 other were injured.

Minhaj-ul-Quran lawyer Mansoor-ur-Rehman Afridi in the hearing before Additional Sessions judge Safdar Bhatti argued that the indiscriminate police firing at the workers of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek in Model Town killed 14 and injured over 100.

But the police instead of allowing the relatives of the deceased to register their complaint, on its own registered the FIR. He alleged that the step was taken at the behest of the prime minister, the chief minister, federal information minister, railways minister, Rana Sanaullah, Gullu Butt and top police officials.

The counsel pleaded to the court to order registration of all these persons. Faisal Town SHO could not appear before the court along with the case record. The public prosecutor informed the court that the case record has been in the custody of the Joint Investigation Team. He sought time from the court for presenting the case record.

The learned judge ordered the SHO to produce the case record in the next hearing on July 15.

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