Police on Thursday filed cases against 33 people for forcing into a police station and beating up five traffic wardens.
Police said traffic warden Abid Hussain had stopped former union council chairman Nadeem Qureshi Dreshak to check his driving licence.
They said an argument started between him and the warden and Dreshak apparently slapped him. Police said four wardens- Amjad Ahmad, Ehsan Ahmad, Muhammad Asghar and Muhammad Zaheer- arrived at the scene and allegedly misbehaved with Dreshak. They said Dreshak then called his brothers and nephews from Sher Ali Colony and beat up the wardens. Witnesses said they tore uniform of three of the wardens. When the police took them to a police station, they called more men and attacked the police station. They later also blocked the Indus Highway near Allahabad Chowk and protested against police’s “inappropriate behaviour”. It was then when the police arrived and register cases against 33. None of them was arrested.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 20th, 2013.
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