Published On: Sat, Apr 14th, 2018
Published in Category: Rawalpindi

Police register case of killings at Faizabad sit-in

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Rawalpindi: The Sadiqabad police on Friday registered a case against the security forces for launching crackdown against the Tehreek-e-Labbaik protestors at Faizabad Interchange. The case took over four months to register.

As many as seven people were killed and dozens other injured when the law enforcement agencies and police launched crackdown to disperse the protestors of the Faizabad Interchange sit-in.

In this connection, Mohammad Hafizullah Jan, a resident of People’s Colony, approached the police on April 12 and registered a case against the security forces under sections 324, 302 and 427. However, there was no political leader, police, Rangers and FC high ups nominated in the application.

The applicant, in his application, informed the police that in November last year, the activists of theTehreek-e-Labbaik held a peaceful sit-in in which a large number of religious scholars from across the country participated. The twin cities administration along with security forces launched a crackdown against the peaceful party workers, killing seven and injuring dozens others.

The applicant further told that as a result of the police crackdown, Hafiz Adeel, Mohammad Zohaib, Jahanzeb, Zahoor Nawaz, Hafiz Ashar, Irfan, Mehmood and Sherdil died.

The application also said some anti-elements set public property on fire, mentioning the name of witnesses of such anti-elements. The applicant said the accused opened indiscriminate fire at the participants of the sit-in which is unjust and unfair with the people.

When investigation officer Sub-Inspector Mohammad Hayat contacted, he said the case has been registered on the latest application of the Tehreek-Laibbaik and the application was submitted on April 12.

He said the application was dispatched to the police station from Lahore. He said that he had no information about the previous application as he was not deployed at the police station that time.

It is pertinent to mention here that the administrations had jointly launched a crackdown against the protestors at Faizabad Interchange on November 25 in which seven people were killed and several others injured.


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