Police directed by Karachi courtroom to submit report in sanctity of Quaid-e-Azam’s Mazar case

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Retired Captain Safdar standing subsequent to Quaid-e-Azam’s grave and chanting “vote ko izzat do (honour the vote)”, on the Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi, on October 18, 2020. Still from video posted on Twitter.  
  • Magistrate asks SSP Investigations to submit a report by March 25.
  • Case states Capt Safdar and accomplices “physically harmed” Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum.
  • A case had been filed in opposition to Capt Safdar and others for violating the sanctity of Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum by chanting political slogans and intimidating individuals.

KARACHI:  The  Senior Superintendent of Police (Investigations) was directed by a judicial Justice of the Peace in Karachi on Saturday to finish the investigation of the case involving PML-N chief Maryam Nawaz and her husband Capt Safdar Awan allegedly violating the sanctity of Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum final yr.

The SSP has been requested by the judicial Justice of the Peace south to submit his investigation report back to the courtroom by March 25.

The case, filed by the Quaid-e-Azam Mazar Management Board, states that Capt Safdar and his accomplices “physically harmed” the mausoleum.

Karachi courtroom quashes FIR in opposition to PML-N’s Captain Safdar

In November  final yr, a judicial Justice of the Peace had quashed a distinct FIR filed in opposition to Safdar Awan after categorising the case as “C class”.

The police criticism had accused Awan, husband of PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law of former premier Nawaz Sharif, and a cohort of PML-N supporters to have violated the sanctity of Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum by chanting political slogans and intimidating individuals.

On October 19, Sindh Police arrested Awan from his resort room within the early morning, inflicting a political uproar.

He was granted post-arrest bail the identical day.

On November 9, the investigating officer (IO) had submitted an amended cost sheet earlier than the judicial Justice of the Peace. He and the particular public prosecutor had then really useful the courtroom to declare the case as “B class”.

However, the judicial Justice of the Peace rejected the police’s advice to classify the FIR as “B class” and quashed it as “C class”.

What is a C class FIR?

There are three lessons of the FIR – A, B, and C.

When the FIR is true however the accused individuals can’t be traced, the report is assessed as A-class whereas B class means the criticism was discovered to be “maliciously false”.

In the case of C class, the FIR is disposed of as being a non-cognizable offence – that means the felony case was filed attributable to a mistake of truth or the offence is of a civil nature.

The aftermath of Awan’s arrest

Awan’s arrest sparked outrage from opposition events, with the Sindh authorities claiming Sindh IGP Mushtaq Mahar was “abducted” and compelled to behave in opposition to the PML-N chief.

This ensued a courtroom of inquiry, ordered by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

On November 10, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) mentioned some officers of the Inter-Services Intelligence and Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) have been faraway from their posts pending additional departmental proceedings for appearing “overzealously”.