Pakistan: Blasphemy accused burnt to death in Nankana Sahib, two senior cops suspended
Punjab Inspector General of Police Dr Usman Anwar on Saturday suspended two senior policemen after they failed to stop a mob from lynching a man over blasphemy allegations in Pakistan's Nankana Sahib area, media reports said on Saturday.
The IG took notice of the incident as videos circulating on social media purportedly showed a violent mob outside a police station in Nankana Sahib, reports Dawn News.
In one video, the mob can be seen scaling the large gates of what appeared to be the Warburton Police Station, and opening it, after which the rowdy crowd outside storms the building.
The video has now gone viral on the social media.
The IG further directed the Internal Accountability Branch Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Syed Muhammad Amin Bukhari and Special Branch DIG Raja Faisal to reach the incident location and submit an inquiry report.
“No one is allowed to take the law into their hands no matter how influential they are,” the Punjab IG was quoted as saying by Dawn News.