Pro-Qadri leaders, protesters booked

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KARACHI: Some religious leaders and thousands of protesters who had staged a demonstration against the execution of the Punjab governor’s killer were booked for promoting enmity between different groups, rioting and misuse of the loudspeaker, police said on Wednesday.

According to the Soldier Bazaar police, the FIR has been registered on behalf of the state against leaders of the protesters namely Mufti Ghulam Ghaus, Mufti Abid, Muzaffar Husain Shah, Bashir Qadri and around 7,000 others who blocked M.A. Jinnah Road, misused the loudspeaker and used abusive language against state institutions during their protest.

The suspects have been booked under Sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups, etc), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) and 341 (wrongful restraint) of the Pakistan Penal Code and Loudspeakers Act, said Soldier Bazaar SHO Irshad Soomro while speaking to Dawn.

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