Police asked why ATA section not inserted in case against Hashmi

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KARACHI: A Sessions Court on Tuesday directed the Senior House Officer (SHO) Bahadurabad police station to explain as to why Anti-Terrorism Act was not included in the case registered against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nihal Hashmi.

After the threatening speech, Hashmi was booked at Bahadurabad police station under section 189 (threat of injury to public servant), 288 (intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of Pakistan Penal Code on the compliant of a citizen.

The Additional District & Session Judge East was hearing an application filed by a citizen, Amir Waraich, who moved the court seeking its directives to police for inserting Section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

He cited SHO Bahadurabad police station, investigating officer of the case and PML-N leader as the respondents.

“Hashmi had threatened the Judges and Joint Investigation Team members for dire consequences. His speech is tantamount to spread terror and fear; therefore terrorism case should be lodged against him,” Waraich added.

While issuing notice to SHO for June 9, the judge sought his explanation in this regard.

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