FIR registered against FC personnel for killing ASWJ ‘terrorists’

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On the demand of the Ahle-Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), local police registered a murder case against Frontier Corps personnel for killing two suspected terrorists on Friday.

The ASWJ, whose over 100 activists have been killed, staged a sit-in outside the Governor’s House that lasted 10 hours. They had blocked the main VVIP road by placing the bodies of two suspected terrorists killed by the FC personnel earlier in the day in Nawab Killi area of Quetta.

The FC had also arrested four suspected terrorists while four of the security force’s personnel were also injured.

The protesters had been insisting that a murder case be registered against the FC personnel. They said they would not end the sit-in until their demand was accepted.

Provincial authorities, led by Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani, tried to persuade the protesters to end their sit-in, but in vain.

Ultimately, the government gave in and agreed to register a case against the FC personnel. No name was mentioned in the FIR but just that it was being registered against “FC personnel”.

After the registration of the case, the protesters dispersed peacefully.

Neither any police officer nor the home secretary was available for comment.