A Karachi-based anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday acquitted former Sindh home minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza along with his 51 aides in a case pertaining to attacking a police station in Badin, back in 2015.
Earlier, the ATC had reserved its judgment after hearing arguments from both sides on Saturday.
On May 3, 2015, Zulfiqar Mirza and his men allegedly attacked a police station in Badin. They were also charged with abusing police officers, rioting, blocking a road and vandalising property.
After the incident, Sub-Inspector Wali Mohammad Chang lodged an FIR. He alleged that Zulfiqar Mirza and his supporters, who were armed with deadly weapons, had forcibly entered the police station.
According to the prosecution, Mirza wanted to register a complaint against Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur. including then IG Sindh and then SSP Badin.
Furthermore, Mirza’s lawyers argued that many accused, who had been booked, were not present in Badin. “Police made a case out of political pressure,” he remarked.
However, after the alleged attack, the case was registered against Mirza and his men at the Badin police station.