Over 70 traders booked for clashing with lawyers in Pakpattan
PAKPATTAN: Police have registered an FIR of a clash between traders and lawyers over a parking dispute in Arifwala tehsil of Pakpattan district.
According to the police, more than 150 people have been booked under different provisions of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) with Section 7 of the Anti Terrorism Act. The FIR was registered on the complaint of Advocate Riaz Hussain.
More than 77 traders and 70 unknown people have been named in the case.
Meanwhile, a complete strike is being observed at local courts across the district against yesterday’s incident which resulted in injuries to seven people.
The Pakpattan Bar Association had given a call for the strike following the dispute.
A clash had erupted between lawyers and shopkeepers in Arifwala over a parking dispute yesterday as the two sides used sticks, hurled stones and resorted to firing at each other.
The clash started after a lawyer was allegedly locked up inside a shop by shopkeepers for parking his bike outside their shop.
Upon being informed of the incident, a large number of members of the legal fraternity gathered on the spot. The situation took a turn for worse when the two sides engaged in a brawl, using sticks and hurling stones at each other.
Afterwards, a heavy contingent of police reached the site and lobbed tear gas shells on both the sides to disperse them.