LAHORE: Names of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, son Hamza Shahbaz and nine cabinet members have been included in the first information report (FIR) in the Model Town carnage case.
Former premier and PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was taken to the gallows on the instigation charges under the Pakistan Penal Code’s Section 109. The same charges have also been included in the FIR against the PM, CM and others.
Eight sections of the PPC and one section of the PO-2002 have been added in the FIR number 696/14 registered in Faisal Town Police Station on Thursday against the Sharifs and their cabinet members. Under all these sections, the accused could be punished to death, life imprisonment or at least two-year imprisonment.
The charges in the FIR are PPC Sections 302/304, 109/148, 149/395, 427/506, and the Police Order 2002 Section 155/c.
The PPC Section 302 deals with murder, 324 deals with the attempted murder, Section 109 deals with the punishment of abetment if the act abetted committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment, Section 148 deals with the rioting, armed with deadly weapon, Section 149 deals with the every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object, Section 395 deals with the punishment for dacoity, Section 427 deals with the mischief causing damage to the amount of Rs 50, Section 506 deals with the punishment for criminal intimidation if threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, and the Section 155/c of the Police Order 2002 deals with the penalty for certain types of misconduct by police officers: (1) Any police officer who (c) is guilty of any wilful breach or neglect of any provision of law or of any rule or regulation or any order which he is bound to observe or obey.
Dr Tahirul Qadri had demanded to include the Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (7/ATA) in the FIR. Under the 7/ATA, the accused shall be punishable, on conviction, with death or with imprisonment for life, and with fine.
According to legal experts, though the 7/ATA was not included in the FIR but it could be imposed during the investigations as per demand of the complainants.
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