Sialkot Lynching case accused SHO Rana Ilyas has been arrested. Sialkot DPO Bilal Siddique confirmed the arrest of Rana Ilyas. Sources said that the accused was arrested in an operation conducted between the Iran and Turkey border, hinting at international security assistance. SHO Ilyas had previously managed to evade custody. Ilyas, who fled from the office of the DSP Sialkot, was brought to the office so that he could be produced before a court for a judicial remand.

SEP 2: There are unconfirmed reports that the father-in-law of accused DPO Waqar Chohan held a secret meeting with PML-N opposition leader Ch Nisar in Rawalpindi in a bid to save his son-in-law’s life after media broke the story. Advocate General Punjab Khawaja Haris informed the Supreme Court today that names of all the accused have been put on the Exit Control List (ECL). He also said it seemed certain police officials were giving cover to the influential absconding accused – namely SHO Rana Ilyas. New Sialkot DPO Bilal Siddique told the apex court he wanted those police officers for investigation who were not posted in the city before. Supreme Court (SC) expressed dissatisfaction over police performance in connection with the case. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry is hearing the Sialkot lynching case. The hearing was adjourned till Monday September 6.

SEP 1: The Sialkot brothers were not robbers, reveals the judicial report submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday. The report has also revealed that doctors tampered with the evidence, Rescue 1122 staff did not rescue the victims, in fact abetted the crime, and the police present at the crime scene facilitated the lynching of the Butt brothers.