KARACHI: The Rangers filed a case on Tuesday against Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain for allegedly threatening them.
A case has been registered in the Civil Lines police station on the request of Rangers spokesperson Colonel Tahir Mehmood.
The application has been filed against the MQM chief for threatening the Rangers spokesperson and other personnel following a pre-dawn raid on the MQM headquarters, Nine-Zero last week.
In the application the Rangers spokesperson upheld the MQM chief in an interview with Geo TV following the raid threatened Rangers personnel involved in the operation.
The MQM chief had said, “The have-beens of today in the paramilitary force will become the had-beens.”
According to police, the case has been registered under Anti-Terrorism Act with sections pertaining to issuing threats to law enforcement agencies.
“The FIR was registered under Section 506 of Pakistan Penal Code, that calls for punishment for criminal intimidation as well as Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997 that calls for punishment for terrorist acts,” duty officer at Civil Lines police station said.
In a targeted operation in the wee hours of March 11, Rangers carried out a raid at Nine-Zero, with the party claiming that several leaders had been arrested.
Reacting to news of the case being registered, MQM’s Rabita Committee in a press release said that their legal and constitutional experts are examining the case and will draft a legal framework accordingly.
“The accusations pinned on the MQM chief are not true,” the statement said.
“In the past, cases were also registered against the MQM chief but we faced them,” it added.
Further, MQM leader Kishwar Zehra while speaking to The Express Tribune said, “The case registered by law enforcement agencies is a conspiracy against party chief Altaf Hussain.”
A copy of the FIR can be viewed here: