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Police arrest five activists of PSA

Karachi, Aug 18: The Sadar police have arrested five activists of the Punjabi Student Association (PSA) in connection with the violent incident that occurred on the premises of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical College (JMPC) on Wednesday which claimed the life of a student of a rival group.

The Sadar police also registered five separate cases of the reported incident. The clash occurred between activists of the Punjabi Student Association (PSA) and the Islami Jamiat-i-Taliba (IJT) which resulted in the death of Hafiz Abdur Rehman, a 3rd year student of the Sindh Medical College (SMC) and the Nazim of the IJT.

Sub Inspector of the Sadar police station Ghulam Qadir said that the police were on patrol outside the SMC when they witnessed some 25 to 30 students belonging to the PSA quarreling with activists of IJT and a clash occurred. He said the police arrested Rizwan Ahmed, Saqib, Farhan, Mohammed Wahed and Tauseef alias Amir, while Faisal along with Kamran, Tazeem, Rana Imran and Amin fled.

Ahmed Ali, a family member of the deceased Hafiz Abdur Rehman, said that while he was present on duty at the Emergency Ward when the accused Faisal, Imran Rind, Azeem and Imran of the PSA appeared there and whisked away Abdul Rehman. They took Abdul Rehman at the main gate and shoot and killed him.

The police said that after the death of Abdul Rehman, about 100 to 150 activists of IJT resorted to violence damaging window panes of the emergency ward as well as attacking medical stores and shops situated in and around the JPMC.

The IJI activists also damaged the mobile police vans of the Supervisory Police Officer Clifton and the Sadar police station-I and II and beat up head constable Mohammed Yousuf and burnt a motorcycle and damaged a room and windowpanes of the hostel. The News
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