LAHORE: Punjab Police on Friday raided the house of Barrister Hassan Niazi for his alleged involvement in the attack on the Punjab Institution of Cardiology (PIC) on Dec 11 in Lahore.
Hassan Niazi is son of senior journalist Hafeez Ullah Niazi and nephew of Prime Minister Imran Khan. In one of the videos that surfaced soon after the riot of lawyers, Niazi can be seen accompanying the mob.
Police have said that they could not arrest him for he was not present at his residence. They said that he would now be traced using the technology.
The DIG Investigations said Hassan Niazi was not wanted in the case, however, he was suspected of accompanying the violent protestors.
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Two FIRs have been lodged against over 250 lawyers for attacking the cardiology hospital. One FIR was lodged on behalf of the doctors who were attacked and the police lodged another one.
Anti-Terrorism Act clauses were added in both cases. Sections for beating up the doctors and hospital staff were also added.
PIC is the biggest cardiac hospital in Punjab.
At least 12 patients had died and 25 doctors had been wounded after a group of lawyers on Dec 11 stormed the PIC and subjected multiple doctors to torture in Lahore, Young Doctors Association (YDA) had claimed.
Videos of the violence committed by lawyers had surfaced on social media. The 12 patients including a woman admitted to the hospital for treatment had passed away during this riot.
In the videos, the lawyers can be seen barging into the hospital and smashing glass windows and doors of emergency wards, ICU, CCU and operation theaters. Windows of different vehicles, parked in the vicinity of the medical facility, can also be seen smashed to pieces, Geo News had reported.