LAHORE: On Friday, an anti-terrorist court expressed dismay at the suspects’ non-appearance in the trial of the Model Town incident and ordered the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) operations to produce them on Saturday (today).
Lahore Capital City Police Officer Umar Sheikh was also summoned by presiding judge Ijaz Buttar if the police refused to guarantee the suspects’ arrival.
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In a private complaint lodged by Idara Minhajul Quran, a sister organisation of Pakistan Awami Tehreek, former police inspector general Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera, former DIG (operations) Rana Abdul Jabbar and other police officials were implicated in a complaint filed by Idara Minhajul Quran, a sister organisation of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).
However, exemption from personal participation in the criminal proceedings was given to Sukhera and many others.
At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 wounded during an anti-intrusion operation outside PAT leader Dr Tahirul Qadri’s Model Town residence on June 17, 2014.
BAIL: In a 2018 lawsuit filed against them on charges of resorting to violent demonstrations when former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to the country to complete his sentence, an anti-terrorism court on Friday reported the temporary pre-arrest bails of former National Assembly speaker Ayaz Sadiq, former Provincial Minister Khwaja Salman Rafiq and five others.
Along with their attorneys, all the representatives appeared before the judge.
In the trial cases the court upheld their bails and ordered the police to build their case.
The first information report pursuant to Section 7 of the ATA and other provisions of the PPC was reported by the North Cantonment police station.
Mr Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz arrived at Lahore airport on July 13, 2018, where they were arrested and sent to prison to serve sentences for accountability.