60 TLP activists rounded up in Attock

Raza Naqvi

The Attock Police arrested around 60 workers of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) in a crackdown against the workers across the district.

According to Police sources, 19 TLP workers were rounded up from Attock city, 25 from Hazro, 15 from Fatehjang four from Hazro while one from Jand.

Police sources said that these workers have blocked inert district and inter province roads following arrest of TLP chief Saad Hussain Rizvi.

The police sources said that these workers were identified using CCTV cameras and videos as well as mobile footages.

Main roads in Attock, Fatehjang, Jand and other parts of the district were blocked following his arrest, and people were stuck in traffic for hours.

It may be mentioned here that the Attock Police already booked TLP workers in Fatehajang, Hazro and Attock on Tuesday under different charges for causing unrest, traffic blockade and damage to public life and property during a nation-wide protest following arrest of TLP chief Saad Hussain Rizvi.

Police in Fatehjang and Hazro registered cases in Fatehjang and Hazro police station under 13 different sections of Pakistan Penal Code including 324,341, 391, 186, 441, 145, 149 and 169 besides Punjab sound system act and Punjab maintenance of public order act.

In Fatehjang, police booked 37 nominated and over 50 unidentified persons in a case registered by station house officer Sub Inspector Hamid Kazmi.

In Hazro, station house officer Sub Inspector Mazahar Ulisalam registered case against 33 nominated persons including TLP Hazro chief Ehsan Ul Haq besides 33 identified.