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January 17, 2020

Charges of creating unrest in Nov 2018: ATC awards 4,738-year jail to Khadim Rizvi’s brother, 87 others

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January 17, 2020

RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC)-I Rawalpindi Judge Shaukat Kamal Dar has awarded 4,738 years imprisonment and imposed fine of Rs13 million on the brother and nephew of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi, including 87 other members, here on Thursday.

The court has also ordered to confiscate all moveable and immoveable property of all accused. The court has given the decision after proving terrorism act against the accused in this regard. The ATC judge has given the decision late night on Thursday. As court gave the decision, police and Elite Force/Special Branch officials loaded all accused in three buses to shift them to the Attock Jail.

On November 24, 2018, police arrested TLP chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi, his brother Ameer Hussain Rizvi, his nephew Muhammad Ali, besides 87 other religious activists, on charges of creating unrest all around. After the arrest of TLP Chief Khadim Rizvi, the religious activists created an unrest situation, badly beaten common public, police officials and damaged government and private properties on the occasion.

The court has awarded 55 years imprisonment and imposed fine of Rs1,35000 for each accused. The court has also awarded two years imprisonment and imposed fine of Rs50,000 for each against Ameer Hussain Rizvi, his son Muhammad Ali, Qari Mushtaq and Gulzar Ahmed on charges of having illegal weapons. In case of non-payment of fine, accused will face extra imprisonment of 146 years. There was high security all around in ATC Rawalpindi at the time of decision.