Lahore: 11 arrested IJT activists bailed
LAHORE: Judicial magistrate Rizwan Hanif Sheikh on Saturday confirmed bails of 11 Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists allegedly involved in attacking police and violating section 144 by holding protest on The Mall against the killing of an IJT activist. It is pertinent to mention that the Lahore has issued orders not to hold any protest demonstrations on The Mall. The court confirmed post–arrest bails of accused Hafiz Abul Majid, Muhammad Usman, Umar Mujahid, Irshad Khan, Zubair Awan, Rana Zikria, Hassan, Saad and three others.
The court granted bail to said accused on submission of surety bonds of Rs. 10,000 each in two cases registered in Islampura and Muslim Town police stations. Two assailants, Abrar Watto and Imran Tarar, shot multiple fires at IJT Law College nazim Awais Aqeel. A single shot was also fired at Ejaz Butt, a student of Hailey College. The incident took place at a fruit shop outside hostel number 15 at around 9:45pm on May 13 when five men armed with 30 bore pistols arrived on two bikes. However, two of them were identified as Abrar Wato and Imran Tarar.
The injured were rushed to hospital. However, Aqeel Anjum who had sustained 11 bullet injuries died on the way. Ejaz Butt who sustained a bullet shot on his leg was reported out of danger.
An FIR had also been lodged against Abrar Watto, Imran Tarar and three unknown men under section 7ATA, 148,149. 324 and 302 PPC. Later, IJT activists held protests on The Mal and allegedly attacked on police, set ablaze two vehicles and violated section 144, despite clear instruction of the Lahore High Court.