Rawalpindi riots: Police arrest 10 suspects

Three of the suspects have confessed to the crime.

Fawad Ali November 20, 2013
The mob during Rawalpindi clashes. PHOTO: AFP

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi police on Wednesday arrested 10 suspects accused of rioting in Rawalpindi during the Muharram 10 sectarian clashes.

Violence had erupted in the city when a group of miscreants opened fire near an Ashura procession and burned cloth shops in Raja Bazaar. Army was called in to control the situation, while a curfew was put in place.

The recent arrests were made with the help of media and CCTV footage.

Three of the suspects have confessed to the crime, while other seven were taken into custody on suspicion.

Those who have confessed were identified as Munawar and his sons Nayyar and Tayyab.

Security shuffle

SSP Operation Sikander Hayat was posted as Officer on Special Duty OSD and told to report to Punjab Police headquarters.

The move comes a day after the provincial government ordered a major shake-up of law enforcement personnel in the wake of Rawalpindi unrest.

Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khan Baig had changed nearly the entire top-level police bureaucracy in Rawalpindi city.


ahmed ali | 7 years ago | Reply

@ Adnan Siddiqi...FBI did not took help of Pakistani police...in one day our police would have solved the case @ Umar....in saudi arabia ...for recharging one has to put the Iqama no.for forigners and I.D. no. for local...we should adobe the same system instead switching off the mobiles...

Umar | 7 years ago | Reply

For God sake please don't turn off the mobile phone services on any ocassion because in case of emergecy no one can contact anyone for help even the police don't have enough wireless communication they are also seen most of the time depending upon mobile phones. This habit will lead to more Disasters in the future. Socities are turning more and more to modernization and we are going to old times and we think that we are doing a great job.

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