LAHORE: A Punjab Home Department probe has held the doctor deputed at the District Camp Jail responsible for the death of Sargodha University’s educationist Mian Javed.
According to details, the home department’s report submitted to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar states that negligence of the jail doctor was the main reason behind Professor Mian Javed’s death during custody.
On December 22, Sargodha University’s Lahore Campus former CEO Professor Javed Iqbal died of cardiac arrest in the Camp Jail while under custody on charges of money embezzlement, jail administration said.
The jail officials said he was rushed to Services Hospital after his condition suddenly deteriorated, where he was administered medical treatment.
After receiving the treatment, he was sent back to the jail cell, where he suffered cardiac arrest and died. Later, his body was shifted to a hospital for post-mortem examination.
The professor was booked and sent on judicial remand for allegedly opening illegal campuses of Sargodha University. NAB repudiated media reports that Javed Iqbal died in its custody.
NAB Lahore later expanded on the topic, saying that it’s the jail authorities that are responsible for matters related to the accused in their custody, and that NAB does not have a say in such matters.
A spokesperson for NAB also expressed sorrow over Javed’s demise.
An accountability bureau had sent Javed on judicial remand in October 2018.