Islamabad - The Islamabad police have booked the leadership of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) for staging protest demonstration, blocking road, spreading hatred against another sect and delivering provocative speeches during their protest over the killing of a local party office-bearer a day earlier.

In the first FIR, the Aabpara police have nominated eight persons along with some other unidentified persons under section 341, 188, 295-A of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and section 2/3 of the amplifier act as they blocked Melody Chowk by placing the dead body of their slain party leader Maulana Mazhar Mehmood Siddiqui (secretary information ASWJ, Rawalpindi) on Sunday. Eight persons have been arrested while others are yet to be arrested. Those nominated in the FIR include Muhammad Naib Khan, Muhammad Maqbool Lone, Imtiaz Ahmad, Abdul Mateen, Umar Waqas, Muhammad Azeem, Yasir Habib and Muhammad Haneef. They have been charged with spreading secretarial hatred among society against some other sect during their speeches at the protest demonstration in front of the Supreme Court.

In the second FIR registered at Secretariat police station, 12 known and 200-250 unknown persons have been booked under section 341, 295-A, 353, 186 of the PPC and section 2/3 of the amplifier act as according to the FIR, the protesters offered resistance when the police tried to stop them from going in front of the Supreme Court to offer funeral prayer of their slain leader on Sunday. Those who are booked in the case include Maulana Ghulam Mustafa, Maulana Abdur Rehman, Maulana Asif Usman, Tanveer Alim Farooqi, Muhammad Bilal, Ali Ahmad, Muhammad Mushtaq, Fida Mohammad, Shah Mohammad, Usman, Syed Ahmad and other unidentified persons.

Meanwhile, the leadership of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek has expressed their concern over what they viewed as an act of suppression of the party workers at the hands of police. In a press statement issued here Monday, Sarwat Ijaz Qadri, Dr Muhammad Ashraf Asif, Pir Muhammad Afzal Qadri, Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Mufti Muhammad Hanif Qureshi and others expressed concern over ‘unlawful’ arrest of the party leaders and demanded of the authorities concerned to immediately order for their release. Otherwise, they added, they would be left with no option but to protest again.

Separately, Islamabad police have arrested 10 outlaws from various areas of the city, besides recovering stolen car, laptop, wine, weapons and looted items from their possession, a police spokesman said on Monday.

According to details, Aabpara police have arrested Ali Raza and recovered 15 wine bottles from him. Secretariat police have arrested bootlegger Fayyaz-Ul-Hassan and recovered 15 wine bottles from him.  Industrial Area police have arrested Muhammad Zahoor and recovered one 30-bore illicit pistol along with ammunition from him. Banigala police have arrested Muhammad Amin Tahir and recovered one 222 –bore rifle along with ammunition from him. Ramana police have arrested Wajahat and recovered stolen item from his custody. Margalla police have arrested three accused namely Pervez, Falak Sher and Amir. Lohibher police have arrested two accused Ghulam Mustafa and Akram and recovered stolen car from their possession. Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is under way.

Furthermore, Islamabad police have arrested 15 suspects during a search operation conducted in various areas of the city. The search operation was conducted in the areas of I-11/4.