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Case lodged against four-month-old boy in Chiniot

CHINIOT: In a bizarre incident, police have registered a case against a four-month-old boy over violation of the sound system act in Chiniot.

According to reports, an event was held few days back in Nathar area of Chiniot where a religious party has organized a gathering and several religious scholars delivered speeches on loudspeakers.

Police registered a case against at least 25 people, including the infant named Hasnain Shehzada under Section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code and Sound System Act. Those who welcome the religious scholar have also been booked in the case.

The police refused to strike off the infant’s name from the FIR when they were told about his age. The child’s father on Wednesday along with the infant submitted papers in the court for interim bail. However, he was told by the magistrate that there was no need to secure bail for the infant.

Police spokesman said DPO Bilal Zafar Shaikh has taken notice of the incident and appointed SP Investigation to probe the mater. A report has been sought from security branch to take action against those responsible for filing the case.