KARACHI: Police on Friday booked and arrested five suspects for vandalising an Ahmadi place of worship in Saddar on Thursday.
South-SSP Syed Asad Raza said that the Preedy police lodged an FIR against 15 persons and arrested Abdul Qadir Patel, Mohammed Saleem, Mohammed Nauman, Mohammed Irfan and Mohammed Shahid.
The FIR stated that 10 to 15 persons attacked the place of worship and damaged its minaret
The police said that the suspects were booked under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship, with Intent to insult the religion of any class), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Published in Dawn, February 4th, 2023
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