7 booked for fake affidavits in Mianwali
MIANWALI: On the orders of Bhakkar District and Sessions Judge Hafeezullah Khan, the City police registered a case against seven people for submitting fake affidavits to the tribunal in connection with the July 4 incident in which two power protesters were killed and 18 injured by the firing of the police.
The judge, who is also the inquiry officer, had summoned the witnesses with the direction to submit their evidence in the form of affidavits on August 1. During the scrutiny of affidavits, it was noted that court stamp papers were issued to someone else, but they were used by some other people.
Muhammad Altaf Khan, the stamp vendor, had testified the stance. The police registered a case against Abbas Khan of Daudkhel, Attaullah Khan, Manzoor Abbas, Mulazam Hussain, Fazalur Rehman, Ibrar Hussain and Muhammad Mukhtiar under sections against 420, 468 and 471 of the PPC. On July 4, the Tehrik Haqooq-e-Mianwali staged a demonstration against the power loadshedding and marched towards Chashma. The police stopped them at Hassan Chowk, Sargodha Morr and resorted to aerial firing. As a result, two people were killed while eight others were injured. A judicial inquiry was launched into the incident on the request of the Punjab government. Over 200 people, a majority of whom are policemen, have testified and stated that two people were killed and eight injured when arrested people started firing after snatching guns from the policemen.