- Court grills Punjab Police for negligence in arresting the culprits behind Christian couple’s murder
Hearing a suo motu case regarding the Kot Radha Kishan tragedy wherein a Christian couple was allegedly beaten to death by a mob and their bodies were burnt in a brick kiln in Kasur on blasphemy allegations, the Supreme Court (SC) Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over the report submitted by Punjab Police inspector general (IG) and summoned investigation officer and prosecutors along with a detailed report on March 9.
Heading a three-member SC bench comprising Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Jamali said the police had failed to arrest culprits of the incident so far.
Justice Saeed said that the State was the guardian of basic rights of masses and it represented the repressed segments of the society. He observed that the police did not reach the site on time after the couple was burnt alive by the mob, adding that only two police personnel were punished in this case.
The court expressed dissatisfaction over the report submitted by the IG Punjab and observed that police had failed to render its professional obligation at the time of the incident. It said that so many incidents of violence happened but the police had done nothing to protect lives of the people.
Adjourning the case till March 9, the court directed the IG to submit a comprehensive report stating as to what action had been taken so far against the police officials who showed their negligence of duty at the time of tragic incident.