Islamabad Chief Police said on Wednesday it has arrested 316 suspects in several operations in the wake of the attack vandalism, arson and attacks on the police by employees of Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) outside the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) in the capital on March 18.
Police teams are raiding the city to make more arrests, while the process of identifying all suspects involved in the violence on the spot happens with the help of cameras.
According to police, 58 staff members were injured in the violent arson attack, while 12 vehicles, 20 motorcycles and a police checkpoint were set on fire.
The violent incidents were triggered after PTI Chairman Imran Khan arrived at the court complex on March 18 to attend a hearing of the Toshakhana case against him.
To prevent Khan from appearing in court, his party’s supporters attacked law enforcement agencies and damaged property.
Several PTI leaders and workers were also present booked under terrorism and other charges following the violent protests is the federal capital.
Those arrested in the violent incidents are also reported to other districts, so that those still wanted in these districts can also be handed over to ICT.
Information about government officials involved in acts of violence is sent to their respective departments for action against them to be taken by the departments.
All previous police data of all suspects are also requested. Officials who were active on social media, who were involved in provocative activities, are being identified so that departmental action can be taken against them.
Information about employees of private organizations and companies involved in the vandalism is sent to their employers.
Meanwhile, letters are being written to the respective foreign embassies of the migrants involved in the violent activities. On the other hand, action has also been taken against the facilitators who financed the violent protests.