Kohat: JUI-F leader sent to jail over murder attempt
KOHAT: District chief of Jamiat Ulema–i-Islam-Fazl Maulana Abdul Rahim and former nazim of Dhoda union council Omar Khan were sent to jail on Wednesday after the additional sessions and district judge III cancelled their pre–arrest bails in a case of a murder attempt. Noor Azam and Azeem Khan have already been declared proclaimed offenders in the case. All the four have been charged with injuring a cleric of a disputed seminary by firing on Sept 16, 2012.
Maulana Rafeed Gul, who filed the FIR against them, claimed that the accused wanted to occupy his seminary and injured him by firing gunshots on resistance.
JUI-F workers showed up outside the court in large numbers and demanded withdrawal of case against their leaders.
They claimed that police booked Mr Rahim on the concocted charge of murder attempt without investigation.
JUI-F workers appealed to the Kohat commissioner, inspector general of police and district and sessions judge to record their statements and order the arrest of Mr Gul over fake FIR.