Six arrested for holding protest against traffic wardens

Police have arrested six persons and a case has been registered against more than 500 unknown people over holding protest demonstration against traffic wardens following the death of a citizen who died after traffic police stopped the vehicle carrying him to hospital. It should be mentioned that on June 02, traffic police stopped a private car carrying a patient identified as Falak Sher hailing from Mandhi Bahauddin to Mao Hospital near Neela Gumbad Chowk Lahore over violation of traffic rules. It took long time to settle the issue and in the meantime the patient who was in serious condition died. Hundreds of citizens including relatives and family members of the deceased took to the streets against the incident and held strong protest demonstrations. The enraged protestors attacked the traffic warden Asif and subjected him to brutal torture, tearing his uniform. The victim was later rescued from the custody of attackers by police and shifted to hospital. A case was registered against more than 500 protestors in Old Anakali police station and the police on Monday arrested six accused identified as Khurram, Shahid Majeed, Shahid Maseeh, Nawab Khan and Shahzad Ahmed. The detainees were produced in the court for remand. The citizens have strongly criticized the traffic police for its inhuman attitude which resulted in loss of a precious life. They blamed that foreigners and influential people were left to go unchecked but poor people were treated harshly. On the other hand city traffic police officials when approached told INP news agency that all citizens were equal in the eyes of law and nobody has immunity to violate the rules. They said that the vehicle was stopped for its incomplete documents and violation of traffic rules and they had no personal enmity with anyone. The citizens should admit the reality and asked how the rule of law assured if it was not implemented.

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