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LeJ leader Malik Ishaq remanded for 14 days

LeJ leader Malik Ishaq remanded for 14 days

LAHORE: A local court in Lahore has jailed the leader of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Malik Ishaq for two weeks on judicial remand Friday, Geo News reported.

Malik Ishaq was presented before the judicial magistrate in a local court today and was sent to Kot Lakhpat jail on 14 days judicial remand.

Model Town Investigations Police had arrested Ishaq from the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Thursday on his return from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah.

SP (Investigations) Model Town Division, Ijaz Shafi Dogar told that a case no 917/12 was registered against Malik Ishaq in the Nishtar Colony Police Station on August 9, 2012 under Section 295-A and 3-Amplifier Act. He added that the case was registered against Malik Ishaq as he was delivering a fiery speech in a mosque situated in the Nishtar Colony.

The case was registered against him but the accused went to Saudi Arabia for performing Umrah. On Thursday, when he returned from Jeddah, the Model Town Police accompanied by Cantt Operation police took him into custody and shifted him to the South Cantt Police Station amid tight security.

Ishaq is involved in more than 40 cases in which 70 people had been killed with majority of the deceased belonging to the Shia community. He was released from the Kot Lakhpat jail on July 14, 2011 when the SC granted him bail in the Sri Lankan cricket team terrorist attack case. Ishaq was then detained in Rahim Yar Khan Jail for 10 days under the Maintenance of Public Order Act. The detention was extended for 60 days on October 25.

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