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14 MQM-London workers sent on judicial remand

Fourteen activists and supporters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement – London (MQM-L) have been remanded to judicial custody on Saturday by an anti-terrorism court (ATC).

Hyderabad’s Fort police produced the accused workers before the ATC which sent them to judicial custody for 14 days. The activists were arrested on Friday while protesting in the Pakka Qila area.

The FIR, nominating 20 activists, was lodged against a total of 250 people, with the rest unidentified.

Earlier on Friday, around half a dozen activists of MQM – London were taken into custody after a heavy contingent of police resorted to teargas shelling and baton charge against them when they raised pro-Altaf slogans at Pakka Qila after Friday prayers.

Around 1,000 people gathered at the graves of their slain workers after entering the Qilla from its rear side.

Protesters also pelted police officials with stones. A case was also registered at Fort police station under sections 6/7 of ATA against the protesters.

courtesy : dawn news

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