Kasur incident: No arrests so far in Ahmadi attack case

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LAHORE: The police in Kasur is yet to make an arrest in connection with the attack on a local Ahmadi leader’s house and are instead requesting the Ahmadi community in the area to withdraw their complaint, The Express Tribune has learnt.

A mob in Shamasabad village of Kasur district attacked the house of Maqsood Ahmed Anjum and allegedly beat him and his family late Monday night. The incident happened following months of tensions between Ahmadi families and other residents of the village.

Local leaders of Ahmadiyya community have claimed that an FIR has been registered on their application against 20 accused persons. However, the police denied confirming the registration of a case.

Furthermore, it has been brought to light that the police are favouring the accused and have assured them that they could lodge a tit-for-tat FIR against the Ahmadis.

Sheikh Yousaf, chief of the Ahmadiyya community in Kasur, told The Express Tribune that on Anjum’s complaint, the police have registered FIR which nominates Naveed Akram, Abid Ali, Muhammad Boota and Anjum Baqar and others as accused.

Yousaf said that the police have not arrested any of the accused so far and have instead asked them to enter into a dialogue with the accused.

Zafar Malik, Anjum’s brother, told The Express Tribune that the accused have threatened him to withdraw their application.

On the other hand, Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Hammad Raza Qureshi said he was unaware of any such case. SHO Police Station Chunian Tariq Khan and DPO Kasur Sayyed Khurram Ali also declined to comment on the matter.

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