Phone Threatening to Harm Sheikh Rashid
Police in this city have opened an inquiry after receiving a phone threatening to harm Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, a former interior minister and leader of the Awami Muslim League (AML).
On the basis of a complaint made by a detective foot constable under sections 506 (threating severe repercussions) and 25-D of the Telegraph Act of 1885, the FIR was filed with the Civil Lines police.
FIR on Threat Call
According to the complaint in the FIR, the city police officer (CPO) in Rawalpindi received information that the call threatening to assault Mr. Ahmed was received on his landline phone number at around 3:35 on Wednesday.
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The caller, who identified himself as Arshad Ansari, claimed the former minister “will be attacked tonight,” according to the speaker, who then disconnected the call. The AML leader was cautioned by the authorities to steer clear of public gatherings and use extreme caution while moving outside after they opened an inquiry.
Sheikh Rashid Beefs Up Security
On the other hand, Mr. Ahmed’s security has been stepped up, and in addition to the already present police force stationed all around the building, a section of Elite Force commandos have been positioned at his public secretariat in Lal Haveli.
It should be emphasised that Mr. Ahmed got a threatening call a few months ago. On the basis of the AML chief’s accusation, a case about the incident was opened by the Waris Khan police. However, the case investigation has not yet made any headway.