LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Wednesday directed the police to submit record of lynching incident of Kot Radha Kishan within a week.

A division bench issued the directions while hearing bail application moved by kiln owner Malik Yousaf Gujjar. In his bail application, Yousaf pleaded that he was falsely involved in the case. He held he had nothing to do with the lynching of couple for any reason, as he was not present there when the incident took place.

His counsel further said that Yousaf was a patient of hepatitis and his treatment in the jail was not possible. He requested the court to grant concession of bail to the applicant.

According to the prosecution Sajjad Masih and his wife Shama Bibi, brick kiln workers from Chak-59 of Kot Radha Kishan, Kasur were brutally killed on November 4, 2014 by a mob of over 400 people for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran.

Police had submitted challan of over 50 people in Anti-Terrorism Court.

PLEA AGAINST ‘CRIMINAL COPS’: LHC on Wednesday issued notice to Punjab government in a petition seeking action against all those police personnel with criminal record.

Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the case and adjourned the hearing till four weeks. Advocate Safdar Shaheen Pirzada, the petitioner’s counsel, alleged that it was on record many police officials were personally involved in the criminal activities or protecting such element.

He said that law and order situation was worsening day by day due to such black sheep in the province. He told the judge that the recent incident of Daska where two senior lawyers were gunned down by a SHO was an example of this poor system.

The petitioner stated it was for the public interest and also for the police department that such element be eliminated from the law-enforcing agency. He prayed the court to remove police officials who had criminal record.

NA-118 POLL RIGGING CASE: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Wednesday told an election tribunal that the electoral rolls of 60 polling stations of NA-118, the constituency from where Malik Riaz of PML-N was elected as MNA, were missing from the record.

Runner-up candidate Hamid Zaman of PTI had challenged the victory of Malik Riaz, alleging that massive rigging was done in the constituency.

As the proceedings started, Nadra officials submitted a pre-scan report of NA-118 before the tribunal. In its report, Nadra stated that it had found a number of irregularities in the record of the constituency. It further stated the total record of five polling stations was also missing. Polling station No 235 had polling bags but without unused counterfoils.

Tribunal Judge Kazim Malik had appointed a retired sessions judge Abdul Hafeez as chairman of a local commission to inspect the record of NA-118. The judge adjourned further proceedings until June 17 and asked the counsels of both parties to argue on Nadra report on next date.