Qadri booked for ‘murder’ that never happened

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ISLAMABAD: A case was registered against Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri on Sunday for instigating his followers to murder a policeman but today’s  Pakistani newspapers report that the policeman died at a hospital on August 9 after a road accident a day before.

According to Pakistan Today, Constable Muhammad Arshaf, a resident of Narowal, was returning from work on Friday when he met an accident. The injured constable was taken to General Hospital where he was admitted on admit card 212355.

The constable belonging to Battalion 5 Belt number 39005 Bedian Road was identified by his co-worker Mudasser.

Ashraf died during treatment in the hospital on Saturday. Senior Neurosurgeon Dr Ijaz reported blood clotting as the cause of Ashraf’s death.

Ashraf’s father Muhammad Aslam had filed a First Information Report (Case no 541/14) with the Naseerabad Police Station under sections 302, 109, 148 and 149 against Qadri and his followers, alleging that Qadri’s speech had incited his followers who injured and killed his son with repeated blows to his head.

“A case of murder, incitement to violence and treason have been registered against Qadri and his supporters,” senior police official Zulfiqar Hameed said.

Meanwhile, Punjab Law Minister Rana Mashhood asserted that police have booked Qadri for terrorism and murders and will arrest him soon.

A total of four cases have been registered against Qadri so far.

A police handout meanwhile declared the constable as martyr and his funeral prayers were offered at the Qilla Gujjar Singh Police Lines with police guard of honour.

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