Cases against Rauf Siddiqui: SHC seeks certified copies of final report

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed police to submit the certified copies of final report of cases registered against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Rauf Siddiqui who moved the court seeking quashment of cases registered against him for listening and arranging a hate speeches of his party leader Altaf Hussain.

SHC bench headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto heard the petition filed by MQM leader who requested the court to quash the cases registered against him at Gadap, Malir, Quaidabad, Superhighway and Sukhun police stations.

In Thursday’s hearing Siddiqui’s counsel Gul Faraz Khan Khattak submitted that challans in all the cases were registered against his client have been submitted to the relevant police stations.

The court directed Investigation officer to submit certified copies of a final report on the next hearing which is scheduled on 9th December.

The former provincial minister, Rauf Siddiqui has been nominated in as many as 26 cases the charges of being a part of MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s hate speech.

Over 100 cases had been registered against MQM chief Altaf Hussain under the clauses of the Pakistan Penal Code and Sections 6 and 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997 at different police stations for making adverse remarks against defence and national security agencies in his speeches.