Lahore: 7 remanded for beating warden
LAHORE: Seven people were sent to jail on 14-day judicial on Wednesday for allegedly beating a traffic warden on stopping a van which resulted in death of a patient. On Wednesday, Old Anarkali police produced seven accused Shahid Masih, Shahid Mehmood, Khurram Masih, Norab Khan, Muhammad Arif, Muhammad Farooq and Moon Javed before Judicial Magistrate Shahid Ali.
Police sought 10-day physical remand of the accused as police yet had to recover a wireless-set, challan book, umbrella and mobile phones from them.
However, the judge sent the accused on 14-day judicial remand and fixed June 22 as the next date of hearing of the case.
The traffic warden, Muhammad Asif, had stopped a car at Neela Gumbad after the vehicle driver violated the signal. The car riders requested the warden to allow them as they were taking a patient to hospital but the warden did not allow them to go. The traffic warden and family members of the patent had a heated exchange for 30 minutes and the patient died during this time.
Later, people who had gathered there and the family of the deceased started beating the warden. The traffic warden registered an FIR against 10 people under sections 382/427, 186/353, 147/149, 290/291 and 506 of Pakistan Penal Code.