Rawalpindi: ATC extends rioters’ remand
RAWALPINDI: The judicial remand of 52 people arrested in cases of arson and riots during protests on Yaum-i-Ishq-i-Rasool was extended until October 13 by an Anti-Terrorism Courts in Rawalpindi on Saturday. The accused were arrested for their involvement in the violence and rioting during protests carried out on September 21 against an anti-Islam film. Upon the completion of the judicial remand, the accused were presented before ATC judge Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rahman in an ATC in Rawalpindi.
During the hearing, officials of federal police requested the judge for an extension in the remand period in order to carry out the investigations. Accepting the request, the judge extended the remand by seven days to October 13. Police arrested the accused from the limits of Pir Wadhai, Sabzi Mandi, Aabpara and Secretariat police stations for their involvement in the riots during the September 21 protests.