Rawalpindi: 1,000 people booked for rioting
RAWALPINDI: The Westridge Police on Saturday registered cases against a dozen known and 1,000 unknown water and power rioters for destroying check posts and torching police mobile van at Chur Chowk and Pirwadhai Mor on Friday. The police registered cases under section 147, 149, 427, 440, 379, 341, 186, 353, 436, 382, 341, 427 and 436.
Hundreds of local residents turned violent on Friday when police tried to stop them from holding protest against loadsheeding in the areas of Naseerabad, Meharabad and Chuher Chowk.
As a result, the enraged mob attacked police check post, pelted public, private and police mobiles with stone. They also blocked Peshawar Road for eight hours.