LAHORE - A judicial magistrate on Wednesday granted two-day physical remand of six IJT students in the case of lawlessness at PU Law College. As proceedings started, Muslim Town police produced the students, Hafiz Wajid, Abdul Kabeer, Farooq Khan, Adam Malik, Zubair Sahi and Umar Balli before a magisterial court and sought ten days physical remand in order to investigate.

Arguing before the court, the defendants counsel said that the students were innocent and being implicated in the case. He said they had nothing to do with the allegations leveled against them. However, prosecutor said that they were involved in thrashing professors, snatching money, mobile from them, attempt to murder, arial firing, and setting ablaze to public properties. The judge sent them on physical remand into police custody.

Meanwhile, Muslim Town SHO was issued show cause notice by another magistrate over not producing police record of 13 students in after arrest-bail matter. The students’ counsel pleaded to the magistrate to direct police to produce police record. Upon which the record was summoned but Muslim Town SHO failed to abide by the order.

On the other hand, a Punjab University spokesman has said that Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Jamiat Talaba are unaware of educational progress of Punjab University because they are uninterested in education but torture of teachers, extortion, vandalism, alcohol drinking, drug selling, car theft and other heinous crimes.

In a statement, the spokesman said that the matter was not irreverent to the efficiency of administration but arrest of terrorists and prohibited items from the rooms of Nazimeen of Jamiat.  He said that PU had progressed in all academic spheres manifold under the leadership of VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran. He said that till 2008, before the incumbent administration, the number of research publications in impact factor journals was only around 150 which now had reached to more than 550 per year.