Lahore (Best Hindu News): An anti-terrorism court in Lahore in Pakistan on Thursday allowed 16 suspects involved in the Jinnah House vandalism to be handed over to the commanding officer to face trial under army laws.
Significantly, on May 09, angry party supporters ransacked government and military establishments over the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. After which Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that the protesters would be prosecuted under the laws of the army. Earlier, PTI supporters and protesters involved in the violence have been arrested. During the hearing on Thursday, ATC judge Abher Gul Khan approved the demand of the army for the custody of the miscreants lodged in Lahore jail.
Corps Commander House, also known as Jinnah House. He was named in two separate cases filed in connection with the attack on Jinnah House. The accused are Amar Zoheb, Ali Iftikhar, Ali Raza, Muhammad Arsalan, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Rahim, Zia-ur-Rehman, Waqas Ali, Raees Ahmad, Faisal Irshad, Muhammad Bilal Hussain, Faheem Haider, Arzam Junaid, ex-PTI MPA Mian Muhammad Akram Usman, Muhammad Hashir Khan and Hasan Shakir.
The court held them all guilty of offenses under sections 3,7 and 9 of the Official Secrets Act, 1923. Which is under Section 2 (1) (d) and 59 (4) of the Pakistan Army Act, 1952. Specially triable by Court Military, the acceptance of which has not been objected by the DPG and the request has been forwarded for appropriate orders.