203 protesters booked for attack on police in Kasur
KASUR, March 19: Pattoki`s Sadar police on Saturday booked three students of the Government College and 200 unidentified people for injuring an assistant sub-inspector, ransacking a police van and blocking Multan Road during a protest against the arrest of a student allegedly involved in a house robbery.
Sarai Mughal police arrested Muhammad Islam, a student of the Government College, for an alleged robbery. Some students reached the police station to get Islam released, but the police refused. Later, hundreds of students blocked Multan Road Bypass in Pattoki`s Sadar police precincts, burnt tyres and raised slogans against the police for arresting Islam.
Sadar police reached the scene to disperse the students. Police used batons and teargas when the students refused to disperse. A clash ensued and ASI Mohsin Ali of Sadar Police Station was injured. The students ransacked police vans, pelted policemen with stones and made them leave the scene.
Islam was arrested by Sarai Mughal police for a house robbery in Rakhwala village some days ago and a case was registered against him.
Sadar police registered a case on Saturday night against 203 people — 200 unidentified and three nominated students Jahangir, Aslam and Karamat — under sections 341, 427, 148 and 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code. However, no one had been arrested till 9:30pm when this report was filed.