Justice Ali Baqar Najafi who is serving as the judicial commission judge for the investigation of the Model Town Lahore tragedy has received letter from unknown person(s) threatening to kill him and his family if he does not close the case. Security of the judge has been increased after the death threat.
There are reports in the media that Justice Ali Baqar Najafi has received death threat in a letter asking him the close the case of Model Town incident in which 12 people including women lost their lives as a result of indiscriminate firing by the police on June 17.
Chief Justice of Lahore High Court had constituted one member judicial commission headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi on the request of the Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif.
The security of the Justice Ali Baqar Najafi has been increased after the death threat. It is reported that additional police force is also deployed at the premises of Lahore High Court.
Police has taken 8 elite commandos and two police officers in connection with the firing on the protesters outside the residence of Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Dr. Tahirul Qadri who clashed with the police over the removal of security barriers outside the residence.