Pindi police arrest 40 over brawl in court

Arrested individuals sent to to Civil Lines police station for further legal action.


Our Correspondent August 28, 2021
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RAWALPINDI:

The Rawalpindi police rounded up 40 people belonging to two rival groups after they scuffled on the premises of Rawalpindi district courts on Friday.

According to a spokesperson, the police took immediate action after a violent scuffle broke out between two rival groups on the Rawalpindi district courts premises and rounded up 40 people.

The two opposing sides private housing societies used sticks and punches before a heavy contingent of elite commandos and police reached the spot and intervened. The police shifted the arrested individuals to Civil Lines Police Station for further legal action.

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Several people were injured as a result of the violent clash. The official said that the rival parties had reached the court for the hearing of a murder case, where they clashed prior to the hearing.

During the clash, they smashed wooden benches installed within the court and hit each other with broken bricks. Vehicles of both the groups were also seized and shifted to Civil Lines, the police spokesperson said adding that action was being taken against all the persons.

The Potohar SP said legal action has been initiated against the accused. He assured that no one would be allowed to take the law into their hands.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 28th, 2021.

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