FAISALABAD: Railway Police have registered a case against dozens of people who had stopped and attacked two trains on Monday during a protest against an anti-encroachment drive in Railway Colony. Five people, including a woman, were injured in a clash with police when they stopped protesters from attacking one of the trains. Imtiaz Ahmad, a spokesman for Railway Police, said a case had been registered against those who had taken law into their hands. “They attacked one of the trains with stones and blocked the railway track, suspending the train service for hours.” “Police teams have been formed to trace and arrest the accused… many of thme have fled,” Ahmad told The Express Tribune. The colony residents said the authorities had launched the operation without giving them any notice.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2014.