Police arrests 198 PTI workers in Islamabad for vandalising public property

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police have arrested as many as 198 workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for attacking police and vandalising public property, on Monday.

Raids for further arrests are underway. The suspects are being ascertained with the help of CCTV cameras.

Islamabad police had registered cases at Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and Golra police stations over violent incidents by the PTI workers.

At least 58 police officials were injured due to stone pelting and vandalism by the PTI workers during protests.

Four vehicles and 25 motorcycles of police were burnt while nine police vehicles were vandalised.

“All the miscreants involved in the violent acts will be brought to justice,” the police vowed.

Arrested PTI workers produced in Lahore ATC

As many as 102 PTI workers arrested during the Zaman Park police operation have been produced in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore.

The duty judge had granted one-day physical remand of these workers. Police will request further physical remand of the accused.

Strict security arrangements were ensured during the production of the accused.

PTI leader Shibli Faraz Monday appeared in an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on a wheelchair.

A case had been registered against Shibli Faraz under terrorism provisions.

Shibli Faraz appeared in the court of judge Raja Jawad Abbas.

PTI leaders’ interim bail approved

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad approved the interim bail of PTI leaders including Asad Umar, Raja Khurram, Ali Nawaz, Murad Saeed, Shehzad Waseem and Zulfi Bukhari in the case of attack on judicial complex and damage to public property during Imran Khan’s court appearance.

ATC judge Raja Jawad Abbas conducted the hearing.

The interim bail was granted to the accused in the case registered at CTD police station.

Zulfi Bukhari’s interim bail was approved in the case registered at Golra police station too.

“A two-week interim bail is being granted to avoid shelling and keep the fasts in peace,” said the judge.