An accused booked for firing on activists of a religious party


SIALKOT: The local police claims to have arrested an accused Zaigham Jutt on the charges of doing firing on

the protesting activists of Jamiat Ahle Hadith in city’s congested Rex Cinema Chowk locality here after this

noon. Reportedly, dozens of the activists of Jamiat Ahle Hadith took out rally as a protest against the

month-long arrest of a local religious scholar Hafiz Abdul Jabbar Shakir by local police, when they reached

at Rex Cinema Chowk, an armed accused started firing, which created panic and harassment in the area. The

people caught the accused and later handed him over to the police after torturing him badly. A huge

contingent of the police reached the spot and controlled the situation.

According to the senior police officials, the accused was identified as Zaigham Jutt a local leader of

Jamiat Taluba Islam. Police have sent the accused behind the bars and have started investigation, in this

regard. No casualty or injury was reported; senior police officials added.

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