SIALKOT Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif Sunday afternoon gave a 48-hour deadline to Inspector General of Police Tariq Saleem Dogar for arresting all the accused, including the fugitive police officials, involved in the lynching of two innocent brothers in Sialkot a week ago. He formed a high-level inquiry team headed by the Lahore-based senior police officials to probe into the matter, warning the officials of serious action in case of their failure with respect to discharging their responsibility. He termed the negligence intolerable and held the police responsible for the inhuman act. Shahbaz issued these directives while talking to the newsmen at the PML-N leader Khawaja Muhammad Asifs residence in Sialkot Cantt. He said the ghastly incident had shocked everyone. He promised to take the culprits to task, saying when the TV footage provided ample proof of the accused persons involvement then why were police hesitant in arresting them, including the fugitive accused police officials. The chief minister said policemen were equally responsible for the tragedy, as they played silent spectators role. Earlier, he along with PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif expressed condolence with the grieved family and offered fateha for the departed souls. They assured them that culprits would be arrested and delivered speedy justice. It is worth mentioning that Sharif brothers met with the bereaved family after Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Punjab Governor Salman Taseer attempted to visit the house of victims earlier in the day but were unable to visit the victims house in Hajipura, as the people were protesting against the incident blocked the road leading to the locality. However, the family was rushed to house of MNA Khawaja Muhammad Asif. The chief minister expressed complete trust in the judicial commission formed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, adding that the provincial government would make necessary legislation to halt such incidents in the future. He also vowed not to allow anyone to take the law in ones hands. Speaking on the occasion, Nawaz said saving the lives of the two brothers was the prime obligation of the police. He, however, remarked that the issue did not bear political point scoring. He lauded the role of electronic and print media for highlighting the cases of gross violations of the basic human rights, saying the media had always helped unearthing of the criminal attitudes and acts and promoting the process of justice. Nawaz also appreciated the role of the apex court in taking suo moto action to address the situation. But at the same time, he questioned the efficacy of the inherent internal system of the monitoring and accountability in the law-enforcement and administrative structures. He pointed out that the bosses should continuously evaluate and assess the performance of their subordinates. Our monitoring desk adds: According to private TV channel, Shahbaz Sharif ordered immediate house arrest of the DPO Sialkot. But surprisingly, he has not so far been suspended despite the Supreme Court order, as there are reports that the administrative machinery is making efforts to save the police officials, accused of being involved in the heinous crime.