Lahore clash: DSP brutally tortured, 5 policemen made hostage

Workers of the outlawed TLP brutally tortured policemen

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Lahore clash: DSP brutally tortured, 5 policemen made hostage

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Workers of the recently banned Tehrik e Labaik Pakistan (TLP) have brutally tortured a deputy superintendent of police and made five policemen hostage in Lahore on Sunday. Clashes between police and outlawed TLP reported from Lahore.

Police said the violence occurred after “miscreants” — an apparent reference to TLP workers — attacked a police station and abducted the DSP, adding that it acted only in “self-defense”.

“Today in the early morning, miscreants attacked Nawankot Police Station where Rangers and Police officers were trapped inside the police station and DSP Nawankot kidnapped and taken to the Markaz,” the Punjab police said in a statement.

It added that “at least one oil tanker with 50,000 liters of petrol has been taken by the miscreants to the Markaz.”

According to the statement, which was tweeted by Punjab police while replying to journalist Hamid Mir, the miscreants were armed and attacked Rangers/police with petrol bombs.

“Police and Rangers pushed them back and took back the possession of the police station,” it said, adding that police did not plan or conduct any operation against the mosque or the madrassah.

“The action, if any, was in self-defense and to protect public property.”

Arif said 11 police officials were injured after “brutal torture” by TLP workers and were under treatment at different hospitals in the city.

Lahore clash: DSP brutally tortured, 5 policemen made hostage

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