Mian Channu lynching accused to meet same fate as Sialkot lynch mob, says Ashrafi

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Religious Harmony Maulana Tahir Ashrafi has said that the government will deal with the accused involved in the Mian Channu lynching in the same manner as it did with suspects responsible for the Sialkot lynching.

While addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Ashrafi, who also heads the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC), said that the prime minister, Punjab chief minister and the Punjab police chief are actively involved in the investigations, adding that the police have detained 112 accused, including all prime suspects.

He further said that 10 prime accused have been identified. “No one will be allowed to take the law into their hand,” he said.

Last week, a mob in Punjab’s Khanewal district tortured and killed a man accused of desecrating the Holy Quran.

As per details, the local police, in order to prevent themselves, allegedly allowed the accused to leave the police station in Mian Chunnu where the mob was present.

The victim was dragged to a nearby place, tortured and killed, and his body hung from a tree, whereas the police allegedly played the role of silent spectators.

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