Police spring into action against troublemakers

Amraiz Khan

The City Police on Monday registered a case against 300 workers, including Saad Rizvi, under the provisions of vandalism, kidnapping and attempted murder.

According to details, a case has been registered against 300 workers, including Saad Rizvi, under the provisions of vandalism, kidnapping and attempted murder on the complaint of duty officer Iqbal.

According to the lawsuit, more than 300 protesters broke through the gate of the police station yesterday and entered the police station.

Activists abducted DSP Nawankot and his staff after the violence and took them to the center.

The protesters also took the official records of the police station and the DSP’s office with them.

The police registered the case against 300 banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan workers for attacking Nawankot police station and holding 11 policemen hostage. ASI Muhammad Iqbal has registered the FIR at the Nawankot police station.

The FIR says that the protesters carrying sticks gathered outside the station on Saturday afternoon and chanted anti-government slogans. They then started a fire outside the station and broke its gate.

They pelted stones at policemen, threw petrol bombs at them, and damaged the motorcycles parked inside.

They stormed inside the station and vandalised it. They broke the furniture and windows inside the DSP office. The DSP reached the station and tried to stop the protesters. They, however, began beating him up, it adds.

The protesters ended up taking 11 policemen as hostages. They were released early Monday morning after talks with the government.

The FIR has been registered against Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, and the Pakistan Penal Code.

The men named in the FIR include Anas Rizvi, Syed Zaheerul Hassan, Tariq Japani, Aijaz, Mahar Qasim, Qari Farooq, Maulana Ghulam Abbas, Mufti Abid Raza Qadri, Hafiz Usman Shah, Ali Awan, Sajjad, Shahid, Zahid, Talha Dogar, Sufi Faiz Rasool, Malik Kashif, Sajid Arif, Ghulam Murtaza, Javed Mughal, and Ali Arsalan.

The Punjab police said that “miscreants” attacked the Nawankot police station. Policemen and Rangers were trapped inside the station, while the Nawankot DSP was kidnapped.

“At least one oil tanker with 50,000 litres of petrol was taken by the miscreants,” they said, adding that the protesters attacked the law enforcers with petrol bombs.

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