Shama and Shahzad’s case is being heard by the supreme court’s three judges bench head by the Chief justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk who took the suo moto notice over their killing after alleged allegation of desecrating the Holy Quran in November.

The Supreme Court has summoned senior police officers, Inspector General Punjab Mushtaq Ahmed Sukera, District Police Officer Kasur and Assistant Sub Inspector for their failure to protect Shazhad and Shama who were tortured and then burnt alive by a Muslim mob.

They will be required to appear before the court on January 29 to explain what action has been taken against the officers who took no action to disperse the growing crowds.

The court has also been made aware that the police did not collect any evidence such as video recording, mobile phone data, failed to act earlier in the day after being informed that tensions were growing in the area because of an incident involving the burning of Quranic verses.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed further condemned the police for watching silently as the situation deteriorated, and criticised senior officers for sleeping in their houses as the matter became out of control, eventually leading to the gruesome murders of Shahzad and Shama.