Quetta session court orders registration of FIR against CM Balochistan
File Photo: 3 members of Balochistan Assembly got injured during a clash with police on the eve of budget: Photo Quetta Voice

Quetta session court orders registration of FIR against CM Balochistan

Syed Ali Shah :

Session court Quetta has ordered registration of First Information Report (FIR) against Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan, and other senior police officers on Saturday. The court ordered police to entertain the opposition’s application under section 154 Cr.P.C filed by member provincial assembly, Abdul Wahid Siddiqui. Mr. Siddiqui had also nominated Ahmed Mohyuddin, the Senior Superintendent of Police Quetta in the FIR. The court ordered fare and impartial investigation, an order of the court obtained by Quetta Voice said.

Siddiqui, a Jamiat ul Ulema e Islam (JUI) legislator had accused the CM of ordering police action against the opposition lawmakers on June 18 on the eve of budget in the premises of assembly. The charge was vehemently denied by the Chief Minister and police officers.

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“Yes, the court has ordered registration of FIR against CM and others”, Kamran Murtaza Advocate, the counsel for opposition lawmakers told Quetta Voice. JUI F member, Abdul Wahid Siddiqui, Balochistan National Party ( Mengal) members Babu Rahim Mengal and Shakeela Naveed Dehwar got injured inside the assembly.

Additional Session Judge, Muhammad Afzal Kakar had earlier admitted the opposition’s application under 22-A of the constitution. Both sides had completed their arguments about the feasibility of the case almost a week ago.

“Today, the judge ordered the registration of FIR”, Kamran Murtaza informed.

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Police had registered FIR against 17 opposition members 

Police had registered FIR against 17 opposition members for violent protest and subjecting policemen to torture. However, the FIR was withdrawn following opposition members two weeks long protest inside the Bijli road police station.

The opposition had nominated CM Balochistan in their application. However, police had refused to register an FIR against the Chief Executive of the province. The opposition legislators had filed an application in the session court seeking registration of FIR against CM and other high-level police officers.

Despite repeated attempts, Quetta Voice was unable to speak to the Balochistan government’s spokesman for his reaction regarding the FIR against CM Balochistan.

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