Musharraf aides seek FIR against Talal BugtiOctober 26, 2010
ISLAMABAD: Noted leader of the All Pakistan Muslim League, Dr Sher Afgan Niazi, on Monday filed an application to register a first information report under Section 7 or the ATA against three people, including Talal Bugti, for announcing Rs 1 billion as head money on former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf, however, the senior superintendent of police (SSP) has instructed the relevant police station to send the application for legal opinion.
Besides, it has been decided that the application would be returned to Dr Afgan and he would be advised to file an application at a police station near which Talal announced the head money during a press conference.
According to police sources, Dr Afgan, Barrister Saif, Ahmed Raza Qasuri, Dr Amjad and others went to the Secretariat police station on Monday where Dr Afgan filed an application alleging that Talal Bugti, Shahzain Bugti and the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Balochistan Sardar Yaqoob Nasir had hatched a conspiracy at the Punjab House, located in the Secretariat police precincts, and then went to Balochistan where Talal announced head money of Rs 1 billion on Musharraf.
Dr Afgan said since the conspiracy had been planned in Islamabad, an FIR under Section 7 of the ATA should be registered at the relevant Secretariat police station. Sources said that Secretariat Station House Officer Inspector Haqim Khan received the application and later asked recorded it in the daily register. After that the SHO asked Islamabad SSP Tahir Alam Khan if he could register the FIR or not, to which the SSP instructed him to send the application to the legal branch of the Police Department to seek a legal opinion. According to sources, the opinion would ask the applicant to go to the police station near which the press conference had been arranged.
The secretariat SHO told Daily Times that the application had been received and would be sent to the legal branch today (Tuesday). He said after receiving the legal opinion, it would be decided if the FIR should be registered or not.
Former Islamabad District Bar Association secretary general Riasat Ali Azad said according to the PPC, an FIR could be registered at the Secretariat police station if a conspiracy was implemented as the law states that an FIR can be registered only when any offence had been committed.
Source: Daily Times