FIR registered against Qadri, 21 companions
17 January, 2013
ISLAMABAD: An FIR has been registered against Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran chief Tahirul Qadri and 21 of his companions in Islamabad's Kohsar Police Station on the complaint of a police officer.
The FIR was registered on Tuesday night on the complaint of Bhara Kahu SHO who claimed to be a victim of assault when clashes erupted between police and the long march participants a day earlier. The FIR was registered in the presence of Inspector Ayub Ahmed, after which it was sealed.
The FIR nominates Tahirul Qadri, Hanif Mustafavi, Abrar Raza and 21 other members of the Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran for disturbance of public order, murder attempts, interference in governmental matters, snatching and disturbing peace.
Media reports had said that police fired shots in the air and lobbed tear gas at a crowd. The unrest subsided after 10 to 15 minutes, and the crowd continued peacefully.
Tahirul Qadri, a Canadian nationality holder who returned to Pakistan last month after years in Toronto, accuses the government of being corrupt and incompetent thus has gathered tens of thousands of people in centre of the federal capital calling for a revolution and electoral reforms in the country.