Traffic warden assault case: Court issues arrest warrant for Umar Akmal

Published: February 27, 2014
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Cricket star Umar Akmal. PHOTO: AFP

Cricket star Umar Akmal. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: A court in Lahore issued an arrest warrant for cricketer Umar Akmal for not attending a hearing of traffic warden assault case, Express News reported on Thursday.

The court ordered that Akmal should appear before the bench on March 11.

Akmal was arrested on February 1 for allegedly violating traffic rules, interfering in government work and “scuffling” with a traffic official.

The sportsperson was detained at the Gulberg Circle police station for a few hours, before being released on a personal surety bond of Rs100,000. He was granted bail by a court on February 2.

An FIR was registered against him under Sections 279 (rash driving), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 353 (assault to deter public servant).

Akmal is in Bangladesh right now for the Asia Cup.

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  • no
    Feb 27, 2014 - 10:24AM

    you cant be serious, I dont know how much weight this holds, but he may be out for the T20 world cup?

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  • mrdotcom
    Feb 27, 2014 - 10:32AM

    If there is really a law the court must arrest him and bring to justice. He is not a star anymore. These people must respect the law more then ordinary person or face strictest punishment.

    They dont care about law and court they dont care about our security forces.Recommend

  • Hasan
    Feb 27, 2014 - 10:37AM

    equality in the eyes of the law. (y)

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  • Noman Ansari
    Feb 27, 2014 - 11:21AM

    If Akmal was wrong he should be punished but he is outside of the country on national duty and the court should not be so unreasonable.

    These traffic policemen are always on a power trip.

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  • salman
    Feb 27, 2014 - 11:29AM

    like these traffic wardens are angel

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  • Khalid Javed
    Feb 27, 2014 - 12:27PM

    Were not these the same courts who issued orders to sell sugar at PKR 40/-? Were they implemented? Time wasters are all departments & bodies of country.

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  • AF
    Feb 27, 2014 - 12:50PM

    @ salman
    Angels for Whom : For the corrupt rulers or for rhe citizens !!

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  • Ali Zaib
    Feb 27, 2014 - 12:53PM

    No one should be above the law and no one should even be given the chance to think so, be it Akmal or anyone else.

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  • Babablacksheep
    Feb 27, 2014 - 1:11PM

    Writ of the law should be implemented doesn’t matter who. Recommend

  • Khanzada
    Feb 27, 2014 - 2:39PM

    In any other country the selectors and the PCB would not have selected him for the Bangladesh tour in the first place.
    UK, Get your civil record straight before representing the country!

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  • WAKA
    Feb 27, 2014 - 4:59PM

    Destroy cricket and cricketers. They pose political challenge after retirement.

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  • Kay
    Feb 27, 2014 - 5:00PM

    Great chance for this guy to become a politician in Pakistan.

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  • Lal KHAN
    Feb 27, 2014 - 10:08PM

    shame on judiciary

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  • Darzie Muzaffar
    Feb 28, 2014 - 8:45AM

    Traffic Police is Worst Police. They are responsible for accidents on roads. By beating Traffic Warden Akmal did good Job. He must be rewarded for his Bravery act. :)

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