13 held for attacking Jang media offices sent to prison

Published February 23, 2021
Policemen and guards stand where a walk-through gate once was after the attack on the main offices of the Jang-Geo media group on Sunday. The remains of the main glass door are also seen.—Dawn
Policemen and guards stand where a walk-through gate once was after the attack on the main offices of the Jang-Geo media group on Sunday. The remains of the main glass door are also seen.—Dawn

KARACHI: The administrative judge of the antiterrorism courts on Monday remanded in judicial custody 13 suspects for their alleged involvement in an attack on the Geo TV and Jang Media Group’s offices in Karachi.

Police booked and arrested the suspects for vandalising the central offices of Geo and Jang on Sunday over an edited video snippet from a television programme that had reportedly hurt their sentiments.

The media house maintained that its offices were attacked despite issuing an apology and clarification.

On Monday, the investigating officer produced the suspects before the administrative judge to seek their 14-day physical remand in police custody for interrogation and investigation.

The IO said that the alleged ringleader of the attackers, Mushtaq Sarki, was still at large and to trace his whereabouts the detained suspects needed to be interrogated.

Published in Dawn, February 23rd, 2021

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