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LHC seeks JIT reports in Model Town incident

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday summoned reports of both Joint Investigation Teams (JITs) over the 2014 Model Town incident.

LHC was hearing petitions filed against the formation of a new JIT on the incident wherein it gave final chance to concerned authorities to provide complete records.

It directed for the production of reports of the two JITs in the next hearing besides a submission of record for the formation of a new investigation team with approval of the Punjab cabinet.

The court has also sought a record of the recommendations forwarded to the advocate general of Punjab for the establishment of the JIT.

The government lawyer told the judge that the unavailability of record was made following major changes made in the Punjab bureaucracy on November 27. The government has sought time from court to provide records related to the case.

The high court asked the lawyer to produce the notification of approval from the provincial cabinet which permitted the formation of a new JIT.

The LHC judge further said that all particulars must be produced in the next hearing, otherwise, the court will summon the provincial chief secretary and other officers.

The high court later adjourned the hearing till January 14.

On June 17, 2014, at least 14 people were killed and 100 others injured when the police opened fire to disperse protesting Pakistan Awami Tehreek workers during an anti-encroachment operation outside the residence of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.

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