Friday, October 7, 2022

37 PML-N workers sent to jail for obstructing Safdar’s arrest


RAWALPINDI: A local court on Wednesday sent 37 PML-N workers to jail on 14-day judicial remand in cases registered against them for trying to stop NAB officials from arresting former premier Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law retired Captain Safdar following his conviction in the Avenfield reference.  

Rawalpindi police produced the PML-N supporters before Civil Judge Munazza Chaudhry who later sent them to Adiala Jail on judicial remand.

Safdar, who had went into hiding after the pronouncement of the Avenfield case verdict, reached Rawalpindi and led a rally of supporters before his arrest at the hands of a NAB team on Sunday evening.

On Monday, police registered three FIRs against Captain (retd) Safdar and several other PML-N leaders as well as workers at different police stations of the garrison city for holding a rally to obstruct his arrest by putting up a human shield of party workers.

The cases have been registered at Waris Khan, City and New Town police stations. Safdar, Chaudhry Tanveer, Daniyal Chaudhry, and Raja Hanif are among those named in the FIRs.

The FIR registered at Waris Khan police station nominated 14 PML-N leaders.  The former premier’s son-in-law, a convict who was handed out one year’s jail term by an accountability court last week, has been accused of leading a rally and blocking road without permission.

It alleged that the participants of the rally violated the ECP’s code of conduct for general elections and relevant sections of the amplifiers act.

The case has been registered under sections 149, 147, 188, 341, and 3/7 of the Amplifier Act.


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