ISLAMABAD: The capital police on Saturday obtained arrest warrants for five more International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) students, who were nominated in the FIR registered in connection with the clash between two groups, sources told Dawn.

The clash on Thursday claimed a student’s life and left over 30 injured.

Police officers told Dawn that 20 students were nominated in the FIR by the complainant along with unidentified persons.

So far, the police have arrested five of the nominated students and also taken into 11 other suspects custody.

On Saturday, the investigators approached the university administration and collected details of five more students, including their addresses.

Later, arrest warrants for the five students were obtained from the magistrate.

Details of the remaining nominated students will be collected from the university on Monday, the officers said, adding the IIUI was closed shortly after the incident on Thursday and its hostels were also got vacated.

As a result, the students left for their hometowns, they said, adding a majority of the nominated students were natives of other cities.

Closure of the university led to a delay in the arrest of students and teams are being sent to native towns of the students to arrest them.

The investigators interrogated 16 students who denied that they were involved in the clash.

“We were not even present in the university at the time of the incident,” one of the students was quoted by the police as saying.

The investigators obtained CCTV footage of the crime scene and its adjacent areas which were being examined, the police said.

Replying a question, the police officers said they had yet to recover weapons, batons and iron rods used in the clash by the students though they searched hostels in this regard.

Published in Dawn, December 15th, 2019

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