Model Town tragedy: Another victim succumbs to injuries, judicial inquiry begins today

Dunya News

Gullu Butt will be presented in a local court in Model Town today.

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Another victim of Tuesday’s violent clash succumbed to his injuries at Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital today (Thursday) increasing the death toll to 9, Dunya News reported.

The victim was worker of Tahirul Qadri’s party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)

To probe the incident, a judicial tribunal comprising Justice Ali Baqi Najfi has summoned Inspector General of Punjab Police, Director General of Lahore Development Authority and DCO Lahore.

IG Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera, DCO Captain (retd) Usman and DG LDA Ahmed Cheema have been directed to appear by 2:00pm today.

The judicial tribunal has also summoned initial investigation report of the incident. Meanwhile, any witness can record his/her statement during the proceedings.

Gullu Butt, who was arrested yesterday for vandalizing public property, will be presented in a local court in Model Town today.

At least eight people were killed and 85 injured in Lahore on Tuesday when the police clashed with supporters of Dr Tahirul Qadri.

Qadri, a leader of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), a religio-political party, has been trying to form a grand alliance against the government while demanding a change in the present system through a revolution. He has promised to return to Pakistan on June 23.

The clashes started when PAT members tried to stop the police from removing barriers outside their leader s house in Lahore s Model Town Colony and the party secretariat.