October 21, 2021

Police want to prosecute five cases of Bahria Town incident

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Police want to prosecute five cases of Bahria Town incident

KARACHI Sep 21,2021- Sindh High Court on Tuesday was told that police wanted to prosecute five cases of Bahria Town incident, while Sindh government has submitted to the Sindh High Court that the police has disposed 27 cases as “C” class.

Report of classification of 27 cases has been sent to higher authorities, police report

The court asked as to why the report of classifying 27 cases has not been submitted to the concerned court yet.

“We want to prosecute five cases by presenting a challan,” the public prosecutor told the court.

The court ordered to instruct the investigating officer of the court to first submit the report to the presiding judge of the ATC courts.

28 FIRs registered against Bahria Town incident

Defendants named in C-class cases should be released if they are not wanted in any other case, the court said.

The court adjourned further hearing till September 28.

105 political activists including Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah, Dr Qadir Magsi, Abdul Khaliq Junejo and Syed Zain Shah and Sajjad Chandio were nominated in the cases.

 The Bahria Town incident now has only five cases left, the petitioner said. Two cases are pending in Malir court, three cases are pending in the anti-terrorism court.

Cases were registered against the accused at different police stations of Malir district.

The accused were charged with various offenses including arson, rioting and terrorism.

Story behind forcibly displacing Malir villagers

On June 6,  Violence erupted during Sit-in against Bahria Town as a result of which several building and vehicles were set ablaze during a protest against the alleged demolition of local goths by giant estate company Bahria Town. On the call f Sindh Action Committee protesters reached across the province at Bahria Town Karachi.

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