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Baba Jan presents himself to court for arrest, Judge denies police request for physical remand

September 8, 2011
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PYF leader sent to jail on judicial remand

PT Report

Gilgit, September 8: Chief Organizer of Progressive Youth Front (PYF), Baba Jan, presented himself for arrest today before the anti-terrorism court in Gilgit. He had been missing since the August 11 riots in Aliabad, erupted after the heinous murder of two IDPs at the hands of police.

After listening to arguments of the Defence and State Counsel, the Judge sent Baba Jan to jail on judicial remand, rejecting the state counsel’s request for physical remand of the PYF leader.

Several activists of PYF were detained randomly by the Hunza – Nagar administration on the charges of attacking and destroying government properties, under anti-terrorism law. Majority of the detained people have been released due to lack of evidence.

Baba Jan, a flame-buoyant, revolutionary, orator  had went underground after police started conducted overnight and early morning raids in Hunza valley. He voluntarily surrendered himself to the court today and was sent to jail on judicial remand.

Source: Pamir Times

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