wah cantt - Local police foiled a bid of armed people to occupy a private school building located in Lalazar area yesterday.

On receiving information about presence of armed men in the school, a police contingent led by Station House Officer, Inspector Zaheer Ud Din Babar, rushed to the spot.

However, the armed men managed to flee the scene successfully. Police registered a case against the accused under different sections and started investigation.

Inam Fatima, who runs the private school on Liaquat Road in Lalazar area, told police that over a dozen armed people riding on three vehicles stormed into the school and resorted to aerial firing . They closed the main gate from inside, thrashed school staff and damaged the furniture in a bid to occupy the building. She said area residents informed police after listening to hue and cry of students and female staff.

When contacted, Inspector Zaheer told The Nation that a case has been registered against the accused for harassing school staff as well as students, besides attempting to occupy the school building at gunpoint.