Pindi Incident: Judicial Commission formed to probe into Rawalpindi incident

Rawalpindi: Lahore High Court has formed a Judicial Commission‚ comprising of Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh‚ to probe into the recent tragic incident of Rawalpindi. The Commission will begin its probe in Rawalpindi from today (Monday). The Chief Justice of Lahore High Court‚ Justice Umar Ata Bandial has formed the Commission on request of Punjab Government.

On November 15, sectarian clashes had erupted at a Muharram 10 procession near Fawara Chowk, that left at least nine people dead and over 80 injured.

The tragedy had occurred as mob turned against the police in the procession passing through Raja Bazaar in Pindi. As panic spread, unknown people had set a portion of the cloth market in Raja Bazaar on fire. The situation had soon gotten out of hand and the army was called in to control the situation.