Toddler booked for ‘firing at police van’ in Quetta


QUETTA: In an astounding move, Quetta police have booked a two-and-a-half year old child for allegedly firing at a police van.  The New Sariab police nominated the toddler, named Bilal, in the case registered under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA 1997).

Following the issuance of warrants for his arrest, the police carried out several raids to arrest the child. The child’s father expressed his surprise on the fact that his child, who could barely walk, was booked in the case of firing.

“How come a child so young can fire at police,” questioned the child’s father, adding that the police may have registered the case against his son considering him to be an adult as he had named a school after his son.

Repeated complaints to the police in this regard have gone unanswered, he lamented, adding that he was worried about the future of the child after registration of the case. —Agencies


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