Published On: Sat, Dec 21st, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

Rawalpindi violence: 26 suspects sent on physical remand

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ISLAMABAD: Anti-Terrorism Special Court (ATC) on Friday approved two days physical remand of 26 suspects allegedly involved in the Nov 16 violence in Rawalpindi. The Rawalpindi ATC judge, Rana Masood Akhtar, heard the case of incident against suspects allegedly involved in the bloodshed.

After hearing arguments by lawyers and approving of the two days physical remand, the court handed over the suspects to the police. The suspects were accused under the charges of vandalism and destruction in the wake of the incident.

It is worthy to mention that nine people were murdered while atleast 50 were sustained injuries when violence erupted in the garrison town on Nov 16, when an ‘Ashura’ procession coincided with a sermon at a nearby mosque in Raja Bazaar.