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Safdar, other PML-N leaders booked in three cases over Sunday rally

RAWALPINDI: Three FIRs [First Information Report] were registered by the police on Monday against Captain (r) Safdar and several other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders in Rawalpindi following the obstruction of his arrest by party workers on Sunday.

Safdar was ‘missing in action’ (MIA) after the Avenfield verdict was announced on Friday, however, he announced that he will surrender before the NAB team. He reached Rawalpindi and led a rally of supporters before his arrest.

The former premier’s son-in-law has been accused of leading a rally and blocking roads without permission.

The cases have been registered at Waris Khan, City and New Town police stations. Moreover, the names included in the FIRs are that of Safdar, Chaudhry Tanveer, Daniyal Chaudhry, and Raja Hanif.

The FIR registered at Waris Khan police station nominated 14 PML-N leaders. It alleged that the participants of the rally violated the ECP’s code of conduct for general elections and relevant sections of the amplifiers act.

The case has been registered under sections 149, 147, 188, 341, and 3/7 of the Amplifier Act.

In another FIR registered at City police station, more than 50 PML-N leaders and supporters have been named under similar sections of relevant laws.

According to the content of the case, PML-N leader Shakeel Awan along with others took out a rally in Rawalpindi’s Raja Bazaar despite a ban on such rallies under section 144 imposed by the Punjab government.

New Town police nominated more than 100 PML-N leaders and workers who were part of the rally.

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