Sialkot lynching: 33 more suspects remanded in police custody


An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Gujranwala on Friday handed 33 more suspects over to police on 17-day physical remand in the Sialkot lynching case.

The police produced the suspects in court and requested their physical remand for investigation.

The court approved 17-day physical remand of the suspects and directed the police to produce them on the completion of their remand on January 3.

Priyantha Kumara, a 49-year-old Sri Lankan national, was lynched by a mob at a factory where he worked as its manager on December 3. A first information report (FIR) was registered against hundreds of unidentified men, including workers of the factory. Scores have since been arrested and are facing investigation. It is noteworthy that the suspects will be tried inside prison due to security reasons.

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