KARACHI: A court docket in Karachi on Tuesday dismissed a plea filed by the Quaid-e-Azam Mazar Administration Board to file a case towards PML-N leaders Maryam Nawaz, her husband Capt Safdar Awan, and social gathering employees for the alleged violation of the sanctity of Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum throughout their go to final yr.
The choice was introduced by judicial Justice of the Peace South in a listening to held in Karachi in the present day.
Courtroom asks police to submit report
Again in March, a judicial Justice of the Peace in Karachi directed the Senior Superintendent of Police (Investigations) to analyze Maryam and her husband Safdar over the alleged violation of the sanctity of Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum final yr.
The case, filed by the Quaid-e-Azam Mazar Administration Board, states that Capt Safdar and his accomplices bodily harmed the mausoleum.
Karachi court docket quashes FIR towards PML-N’s Captain Safdar
In November final yr, a judicial Justice of the Peace had quashed a special FIR filed towards 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 folks.
On October 19, a day after his go to to the mazar, Sindh Police arrested Safdar 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) submitted an amended cost sheet earlier than the judicial Justice of the Peace. He and the particular public prosecutor had then really helpful the court docket to declare the case as “B class”.
Nevertheless, 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’s a C class FIR?
There are three courses of the FIR – A, B, and C.
When the FIR is true however the accused individuals can’t be traced, the report is classed as A-class, whereas B class means the criticism was discovered to be “maliciously false”.
In C class, the FIR is disposed of as being a non-cognisable offence – which means the legal case was filed as a result of 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 towards the PML-N chief.
This ensued a court docket of inquiry, ordered by Chief of Military Employees Basic Qamar Javed Bajwa.
On November 10, the Inter-Companies Public Relations (ISPR) mentioned some officers of the Inter-Companies Intelligence and Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) had been faraway from their posts pending additional departmental proceedings for appearing “overzealously”.