rawalpindi - Police have lodged a criminal case against an unknown caller for making repeated calls on the emergency number of federal interior ministry and misbehaving with officials.

The case was registered with police station Ratta Amral under section 25-D (making threatening calls) of Telegraph Act. However, the accused could not be arrested till filing of this report.

According to details, Assistant Director National Counterterrorism Authority Gohar Khan Khattak appeared before CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi and lodged a complaint that a man had made a number of calls on the emergency number of the interior ministry. In the complaint, the NACTA official shared the cell number used by the caller.

The official also provided information about the owner of the SIM card and his address to police. The owner lives at Nai Abadi in Ratta Amral area of Rawalpindi.

Following the complaint, the police registered the FIR and had started investigation.

Separately, an anti-terrorism court yesterday dropped charges of terrorism against 189 activists of different religious parties who were arrested by police during the Chehlum of Malik Mumtaz Qadri. The court ordered jail authorities to release all the arrested persons. The charges the detainees were facing included terrorism, rioting and damaging public property.

According to details, the court acceding to the police report directed Adiala Jail authorities to set free the arrested men.