Lahore: Protesters break into Lahore police station, take cops hostage
LAHORE: Dozens of annoyed protestors broke into a North Cantonment police station here on Wednesday and held hostage the police officers for several hours.
Police officers, requesting not to be named, said the protestors of Sunni Tehrik had staged a protest demonstration against the controversial statements of Vatican Pope Benedict when police officers intercepted the demonstrators.
“In fact an ambulance was stuck into the demonstration on which we approached to rescue the ambulance but the annoyed protestors attacked our police station in retaliation,” a sub-inspector said.
According to his statement, the protestors also slapped his colleague SI Ashfaq besides victimising him of severe torture.
He said the protestors had also submitted an application urging to register an FIR against Ashfaq. The SHO Arham however said no case could be registered before knowing the factual position. Further investigations were underway.