Suspect nominated in FIR arrested for firing during NA-75 Daska by-poll

Suspect nominated in FIR arrested for firing during NA-75 Daska by-poll

DASKA – Police on Sunday have arrested suspect Hamza Butt nominated in First Information Report (FIR) regarding firing on polling station during by-elections in NA-75 Daska.

According to the police, the suspect, identified as Hamza Butt, is a resident of Daska. He has been booked under sections 302 [punishment for murder], 324 [attempt to murder], 148 [rioting, armed with deadly weapon] and 149 [every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object] of the Pakistan Penal Code.

“Two men accused in the case acquired pre-arrest bail, while others are still on the run,” the investigation officer said.

The security officers have launched interrogation from the suspect.

It is to be mentioned here that two persons were killed and eight sustained injuries as some unidentified suspects opened fire near five polling stations including Main Bazar and Rangeela Chowk in Daska during NA-75 by-elections.

Sialkot’s NA-75

The results of NA-75 have been withheld after the PML-N accused PTI of rigging the by-polls.

Sialkot’s NA-75 seat fell vacant after PML-N MNA Iftikharul Hassan Shah died of a heart attack in August 2020. He was also a member of the standing committees on Interior and Narcotics Control and National Food Security and Research.

Shah was appointed MNA from the area thrice. He won the seat after securing 40,042 votes during the 2018 General Election.

This time a tough competition was expected between the PTI and PML-N. PML-N has given its ticket to Syeda Nosheen, while Ali Asjad is contesting on PTI’s ticket.