Three PML-N workers who threw ink on Gill sent on physical remand
A court in Lahore on Tuesday sent three persons taken into custody in connection with throwing eggs and ink on Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Shehbaz Gill on Monday on a three-day physical remand, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Earlier, Muhammad Atiq, Tariq Junaid and Ghulam Abbas, the suspects, were presented in the court.
A case against three of them had been registered at Anarkali police station.
The prosecution told Judicial Magistrate Wasim Iftikhar that due to the throwing of ink on Gill’s face, one of his eyes had been affected.
The three suspects, on the other hand, said that they were in high spirits and were not afraid at all.
Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday took notice of the incident. Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmed Khan expressed concern over Monday's incident
and ordered that those responsible for it be identified with the help of CCTV footage and action be taken against them.
Observing that every person appearing before the court deserves respect, the judge directed the police not to mete out injustice to anybody.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz workers on Monday (March 15) had thrown ink and an egg on Shahbaz Gill’s face at the premises of the Lahore High Court.
When Gill entered the premises of the Lahore High Court to appear before the court in a case, a man hit him with an egg. Later another man threw black ink on his face inside the LHC. The police have arrested the culprit. The culprit was beaten up by the police and PTI workers.
Later talking to the media, Gill said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) would not reply to the PML-N activists’ treatment with him.
He said he would not advise PTI workers to reply to the PML-N workers in the same coin.
He made it clear to PML-N that Pakistan was not their property. “We have laid down our lives for the creation of this country,” he said and added PML-N leader Mian Javed Latif’s remarks that the party would not raise the slogan of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ if party vice president Maryam Nawaz was harmed.
Reporter Jamaluddin Jamali