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Over 4,000 Okara tenants booked for ‘injuring police’

Over 4,000 Okara tenants booked for ‘injuring police’

OKARA: The Saddar and Cantt police on Monday registered separate cases against more than 4,000 tenants, including 155 nominated.

On the report of Saddar Station House Officer Inspector Abdullah Yousuf, a first information report was registered against more than 2,000 unidentified tenants of military farms with 96 of them nominated, including Abdul Jabbar, Asghar Ali, Muhammad Munir, Nadeem Abbas, Ghulam Ali, Muhammad Siddique and Muhammad Ashraf.

The case was registered under sections 324, 353, 436, 186, 337L2, F2, 290, 291, 148, 149 of the PPC, 16 MPO and 7 ATA.

It was alleged the tenants tried to block GT Road and spread panic in the area by firing indiscriminately that injured lady constables Malka Zahra, Aliya, sub-inspectors Akbar Javed and Saeed Khan and constables Arshad and Tauseef.

Similarly, on the report of Cantt Station House Officer Ashraf Qureshi, a case was registered against 2,000 unidentified tenants of whom 59 were nominated, including Abdus Sattar Chaman, Ghulam Ali, Asghar, Hasnain Ahmad, Yousuf, Ashraf, Haji Latif and Siddiq.

The case was registered under sections 427, 324, 155, 154, 353, 186, 504, 426, 148 and 149 of the PPC, 16 MPO, Arms Ordinance 13/20/65 and 7 ATA.

They were alleged to have damaged police vehicles, displayed weapons and fired indiscriminately and set crops on fire.

Meanwhile, the Anjumn Mazareen Punjab (AMP) withdrew their protest call given over the arrest of their General Secretary Mehr Abdul Sattar.

This was announced by AMP Media Adviser Noor Nabi while talking to this correspondent by phone on Monday evening.

He said during a press conference at the Lahore Press Club on Monday, AMP activists along with human rights activists had decided they would protest against the arrest of Sattar the schedule of which was to be chalked out soon. He said they would not be protesting now in Okara and the call had been withdrawn. — Aslam Piracha

Published in Dawn, April 19th, 2016

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