Over 100 Kot Lakhpat traders remanded
LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday sent to jail on 14 days judicial remand more than 100 vegetable and fruit merchants accused of involvement in the attack on police at Kot Lakhpat.
Police produced the accused before the court and sought their physical remand to carry out investigation. However, the court while declining the plea sent all the accused to jail on judicial remand.
As per details, the City District Government Lahore had launched an operation with the help of the Kot Lakhpat Police to vacate the vegetable market as it was scheduled to be moved to a new location near Kahna Kaachha. However, when the CDGL approached the scene, a large number of people refused to vacate the premises and started protesting against it.
The authorities and the police tried to pursue them to evacuate the area but they resisted and in no time, a brutal brawl between police and the protesting mob broke out. Police started baton charge to control the mob which was fast becoming more violent and had started pelting police with stones.