SIALKOT- Court extended for three days the physical remand of the five main accused in a case of gang sodomy and physical torture of some transgenders.

Earlier, the court had remanded in police custody the five main accused for four days. The Sialkot Saddar police had produced five main accused namely Ejaz alias Jajja Butt, Ansar alias Phool, Ajab Gull Khan, Asad Khan and Adeel Ghuman before the court of Ismail Tasneem amid tight security. Police had sought the physical remand of the accused.

On Monday, the police had arrested the five main accused out of total 20 accused for criminally molesting, gang raping and looting hundreds of the thousands of rupees in cash from them.

Meanwhile, a large number of the transgenders from the Punjab gathered in Sialkot and staged a demonstration against the incident. They also staged sit-in besides beating their chests and seeking justice. The protesters also demanded security of their life, alleging that the companions of the arrested accused were threatening the victims with dire consequences. They also sought justice and stern legal action against the accused, saying that the arrested persons were influential politically.

On the other hand, additional IG Punjab/RPO Gujranwala Region Muhammad Tahir has pledged early justice to the victims.

Police had registered a case against 20 accused for sodomising the transgenders and forcing them to drink their urine, burning their body parts with cigarettes, brutally torturing them physically with belts after making them forcibly naked.

The accused also filmed these scenes and uploaded on social media, which went viral on social media. The accused also looted hundreds of the thousands of rupees in cash from the victims at gunpoint and fled away from the spot.

The accused had stormed into the Dera of the petitioner located at village Pakki Kotli along the main Sialkot-Daska Road on November 10, 2016. They snatched Rs50,000 in cash from victim eunuch Nadeem alias Sapna, Rs20,000 from Aamir alias Chiriya, Rs30,000 from Mustafa alias Maachhi, Rs50,000 from Riaz alias Azmu and thousands of rupees from some other eunuchs.