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PTI rejects case registered for attack on Raoof Hasan

The party's spokesman alleges attackers wanted to slit his throat



PTI rejects case registered for attack on Raoof Hasan
PTI rejects case registered for attack on Raoof Hasan

Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday rejected the case registered by the Islamabad police for the attack on the party’s central information secretary Raoof Hasan.

The party leaders also demanded the judicial commission to probe the attack.

Unidentified people attacked the party leader outside the office of the GNN News Channel office when he was leaving after attending the programme on Tuesday.

The capital police, in a statement issued soon after the incident, stated that Hassan had his face slashed with a blade and cited eyewitnesses to identify a group of transgender persons as the assailants.

A police spokesman said Hassan was attacked as he came out of the TV channel’s office after appearing in a programme. He was taken to the hospital for medical assistance where police also reached to get a medico-legal certificate.

Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad on police action in the matter so far, PTI leader Omar Ayub alleged that the police tampered with the FIR, adding that it did not reflect what Hasan had stated in his written complaint.

Ayub said that the party rejected the FIR registered and called for a judicial commission to investigate the incident. Raoof Hasan told the presser that the attackers wanted to "slit" his throat.

He claimed that the same people “threatened me three days ago and warned me that they are chasing me”. He added that he rejected the First Information Report (FIR) lodged by the police department after the attack.