Sri Lankan manager lynching: Charges framed against 89 accused
Lahore: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday framed charges against 89 accused allegedly involved in the lynching of Sri Lankan citizen Priyantha Kumara in Sialkot.
The anti-terrorism court judge, Natasha Naseem, held hearing in the Kot Lakhpat Jail as the Gujranwala anti-terrorism court was shifted to Lahore to hold hearing due to security reasons.
As the hearing commenced on Saturday, the prosecution team led by Special Prosecutor Abdul Rauf Wattoo filed separate cases against the adult and juvenile accused in Court. In the first case, 80 adult accused were named while in the second, nine juvenile accused were nominated.
The accused denied the charges saying that they are innocent. After which the court indicted them and directed prosecution to present witnesses on the next hearing going to be held on March 14.
As the trial will take place on a daily basis, 14 prosecution witnesses will record their statements today.
Forty witnesses have been made part of the case by the prosecution. Videos and digital evidence are also part of the case along with DNA and forensic reports.(The News)