Capital police on Friday lodged two more cases against Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who along with his supporters has camped on the entrance of the federal capital.
Before the lodging of this case, Rizvi had earlier been accused for the death of a child, who died when the ambulance transporting him to a hospital was blocked by the protestors. A case had also been registered in this connection in the police station concerned.
In addition, Pir Aijaz Afzal and other leaders involved in the sit-in in the capital have been also named in two first information reports (FIRs). It merits mention here that employees belonging to a private news channel had nominated the persons concerned in FIRs after protest leaders initiated violence against reporters and their camera crew.
According to the complainants, protestors on the orders of their leaders had attacked media persons, while also torturing and threatening them. The complainants also reported to police that their cameras were snatched and vehicles smashed by the protestors.
On the complaint of Magistrate Ghulam Murtaza Chandio, a second case was registered against the accused after their followers violated Section 144 of the constitution during the sit-in. Both the cases were registered against the accused at I9 Police Station.
Police sources said that the complainant in the first FIR said in his report that he was taking his eight-month-old son, suffering from diarrhea, to a hospital in the capital. They said that the complainant was stopped by the protestors from reaching the hospital which resulted in his child’s death.
According to details, the ambulance carrying the child was stopped at the Faizabad Interchange and not allowed to move forward, despite continuous requests by family members of the deceased. “He managed to take him to another hospital near Khanna, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival,” the report stated.
The FIR had been lodged against the persons concerned under section 322 of the Pakistan Penal Code, which specifically dealt with cases of unintentional murder.