Islamabad (HRNW) A case was registered against the cleric of Lal Masjid Maulana Abdul Aziz, his associates and students under various provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) and Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
According to the report, on condition of anonymity, the capital administration and police officials confirmed that the case was registered after Taliban flags were hoisted on the roof of the Jamia Hafsa, a seminary run by the cleric’s wife.
Maulana Abdul Aziz, the madrassa’s administrator, openly used the name of the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) to threaten police with dire consequences, he said.
He added that students and teachers of the madrassa challenged the police and ridiculed them.
Aziz was seen saying in a video circulating on social media, “Don’t you dare touch us or you will be taught a lesson by the Pakistani Taliban (TTP). Keep it in mind.”
The case was registered under sections 124A (mutiny) and 188 (disobedience of order by a government employee) of the APA on the instructions of a senior official of the capital administration, officials said.
However, after the registration of the FIR, it was decided to seal it.