Swat Mob Lynching: Over two dozen arrested as manhunt underway for more suspects

JIT formed to probe into mob lynching incident

10:02 AM | 23 Jun, 2024
Swat Mob Lynching: Over two dozen arrested as manhunt underway for more suspects

ISLAMABAD - Police and other law enforcement agencies started probe to identify and held members of mob that lynched a tourist accused of blasphemy and now at least 27 people have been arrested.

Reports in local media suggest that two brothers were also held in connection with the case. Local police charged 27 suspects with lynching a man and burning the police station.

Additionally, police teams are conducting raids to apprehend more suspects involved in the Madyan incident. KP police took the tourist to the police station, but the enraged mob stormed in and beat him to death.

KP Police also formed a joint investigation team (JIT) to thoroughly investigate the incident in Swat's Madin area. The ten-member JIT includes officials from the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), Special Branch, and senior police officers, and will be overseen by DIG Malakand.

Police nominated over 2,000 individuals as a result of the heinous incident. To aid in the identification process, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will analyse the cellular data of those involved.

An initial investigation report highlighted several critical lapses, including absence of political and high-ranking figures at the scene. The clash resulted in injuries to 11 civilians and five police officers, with protesters setting fire to two motorcycles and five vehicles.

The report also revealed that local police had requested reinforcements to control the unruly crowd and that the local Station House Officer (SHO) failed to move the alleged accused to a secure location, worsening the situation.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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