Cyber crime team arrests two Ahmadis in spurious cases

Lahore; February 2021: A case was registered by Cyber Crime Police Station Lahore on June 20, 2019 under FIR Nr 88, under PPCs 295-A, 298-C, PECA-11, accusing four Ahmadis Mr. Muhammad Mahmood Iqbal Hashmi, Mr. Shiraz Ahmed, Mr. A. Wakil Rajput and Mr. Atiq Ahmad for allegedly creating a group “Sindh Salamat” and sharing Ahmadiyya content in it.

Mr. Mohammad Mahmood Iqbal Hashmi of Lahore was arrested after the registration of the case and was released on bail on August 24, 2019 after more than two months of captivity. The case has been pending before the court of Mr. Hamid Hussain Additional Sessions Judge Lahore. The hearing was rescheduled for March 4, 2019

Mr. Shiraz Ahmad was arrested from Hafizabad on February 25, 2021 for being named in the above case. He was produced in Magistrate’s court the next day, who handed him over to the police on one-day physical remand, to reappear in court on March 1, 2021.

Mr. Zaheer Ahmad was arrested on September 30, 2019 by fabricating a case under Sections 298-C, 295-B PECA-11 and 109. He was granted bail by Justice Shahbaz Ali Rizvi on completion of the hearing on February 23, 2021 and was expected to be released in four to five days after paper formalities.

On February 27, 2021, when Mr. Zaheer Ahmad was expected to be released from the camp jail, the Cyber Crime Wing Lahore team arrested him in the first-mentioned case. He was not even formally nominated in that case.

Cyber Crime Lahore produced Mr. Zaheer Ahmad in the magistrate’s court. The magistrate sent both the accused to judicial detention. Their next date of hearing is March 13, 2021.