LAHORE - An Anti-Terrorism Court on Wednesday directed police to remove the names of 11 women and two senior citizens including an 11-year old girl from FIR registered against them for protesting in favour of Tehreek-i-Minhajul Quran and Pakistan Awami Tehreek in Shahdra.

Judge Rai Muhammad Ayub Marth of ATC heard the case. The judge sent 16 accused workers on judicial remand with directions to police for medical check up of other nine workers.

Shahdara police produced about 38 accused in the court and sought their physical remand.

The accused counsel, however, told the court that all accused were innocent and had nothing to with the allegations levelled against them.  He said police intentionally implicated them in the case registered under Anti-Terrorism Act. He requested the judge to release the accused.

After hearing the arguments, the judge directed police to remove the names of 11 women and two aged citizen and a 11 year old girl from the FIR registered with Shahdra police station.

Earlier, at the outset of hearing, the judge expressed serious dismay over the negligence of Model Town and Faisal Town Police for not producing the accused in court.  The bail applications were also filed for the release of said accused.

The court accepted bail application and issued notices to SHOs of various police stations of the City till Thursday (today).