Former AJK PM Sardar Tanveer Ilyas arrested

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ISLAMABAD: Former Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) prime minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas was arrested on Sunday night from his residence, confirmed Islamabad Police spokesperson. 

The spokesperson said that a first information report (FIR) had been lodged against Ilyas at the Margalla Police Station of the capital on April 30 under Sections 452, 448, 506-II, 148 and 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

The FIR was lodged on the complaint of ex-PM’s chief security officer Col (retd) Tepu Sultan, who is also the owner of a shopping mall in Islamabad. 

The FIR alleged that the former PM tried to seize the central offices and relevant documents of the shopping centre by using force and shotgun fire during the attack, said the police. 

Sultan has also nominated Muhammad Ali, Anil Sultan, Rizwan, and other unidentified individuals in the FIR. 

According to the FIR, Ilyas — who was accompanied by an armed group of 20 to 25 individuals — entered the office of the shopping mall by breaking the lock with the intention to take control of the premises.

It also alleged that their attempt was thwarted by the vigilant security guards, adding that Ilyas also threatened to kill Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan and Sardar Dr Rashid Ilyas Khan, along with their colleagues.

The FIR added that these individuals subjected the security officer to physical assault, and upon receiving information about the incident, law enforcement officials reached the site, where the former PM allegedly fired at Sultan, who narrowly escaped the bullets.