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Sarabjit’s lawyer abducted, tortured

SHEIKHUPURA - Awais Sheikh, lawyer of Indian terrorist Sarabjit Singh, was found in injured condition near Sheikhupura on Thursday.
Police said that torture signs were found on the lawyer's body when he was found on Sheikhupura bypass.
  Two men in police uniform intercepted the car of Awais Sheikh who was accompanied by his son Shahrukh, 17, near Bedian area of Lahore and whisk them into a pickup truck at gunpoint. There were four other men already in the vehicle who severely tortured him. Awais Sheikh told the media that the men were speaking Pashto.
The abductors threw him on Sheikhupura bypass but kept his son Shahrukh in captivity. The locals informed the police about the incident. The lawyer’s son was released in Faisalabad.  The high ups of the police reached the spot and shifted the wounded lawyer to a hospital. Torture marks were found on his body and his head was also stitched. Awais Sheikh said that he had been receiving threats by unknown callers since he first took up Sarabjit's case in June 2009.

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