Captain Safdar among 16 booked over scuffle with police

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Staff Report

LAHORE

Police on Thursday registered a case against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Captain (r) Muhammad Safdar and 15 others for assaulting police officials in the accountability court on Wednesday.

According to the first information report (FIR), the case has been filed under sections 353, 186, 147 and 149 as the suspects have been accused of interference in governmental affairs. The FIR states that Captain (retd) Safdar was involved in a clash with policemen.

“Muhammad Safdar tried to hit police official after snatching a baton from him. PML-N workers were involved in a brawl with the officers when they stopped them from coming in front of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s car.”

The incident had occurred in an Accountability Court (AC) in Lahore on Wednesday when the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) produced Maryam Nawaz and Yousaf Abbas before the AC in Chaudhry Sugar Mills reference amidst beefed up security.

In a separate incident, former PML-N MPA Iftikhar Baloch was arrested for using indecent language against police and political opponents.

Baloch, who was arrested from his residence in Jhang, was accused of hurling derogatory remarks at a ruling MPA and District Police Officer (DPO) while sloganeering at a public gathering.