Peshawar: 4 held for attacking magistrate
PESHAWAR: Police have arrested four butchers for attacking a special magistrate at Chamkani Bazaar here on Thursday. An official of the police station said that special magistrate Niamatullah Khan was checking price lists and quality of meat and other food items when a group of armed men attacked him. “They opened fire on the magistrate and snatched rifle from his gunman but the police timely reached the spot and brought the situation under control,” said an official of the police station. He added that the accused, Sher Rehman, Muqeem, Waseem, and Mustaqeem, were arrested and charged under section 382, 342 and 506 of Pakistan Penal Code and 3/6 of Food Act. Another source said that the accused also thrashed the magistrate and his gunman and held him hostage for several hours at gunpoint.