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ATC issues non-bailable warrants against PAT Secretary General, five others

November 25, 2014

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Fourteen supporters of the PAT had been killed and scores of others injured in the police action in Lahore's Model Town on June 17. - INP
Fourteen supporters of the PAT had been killed and scores of others injured in the police action in Lahore's Model Town on June 17. - INP

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore issued non-bailable warrants against Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur and five other party leaders and declared them proclaimed offenders on Tuesday.

The court was hearing a petition filed against the leader.

Lahore's Faisal Town police had lodged a case against seven nominated persons, including general-secretary Khurram Nawaz Gandapur and Sheikh Fayyaz and CSO Altaf Shah, eight unidentified gunmen and hundreds of unidentified workers accusing them of attacking policemen during the Model Town clash between police and PAT activists on June 17 which had claimed the lives of at least 14 persons.

Read: Youth, women among seven killed in PAT supporters' clash with police

The case was lodged under Sections 302/34, 324, 353, 148,149, 290, 291 of the Pakistan Penal Code and 7-Anti Terrorism Act.

The accused persons had failed to appear before the court despite several summons issued against them.

ATC Judge Rai Ayub Khan Marth issued the warrants over the recommendation of the investigating officer in the case and ordered for the arrest of all accused persons.