Local PML-N Parliamentarians including an MNA and two MPAs along with hundreds of supporters reached the Railway Police Station to offer their arrest to the police in a case registered against them. However, the Railway Police officials fled the police station despite the fact that the persons nominated in the FIR were there to surrender themselves.

On the occasion, the people along with the parliamentarians staged a sit-in on railway track and chanted slogans against the railways administration, suspending railway traffic temporarily. A number of local lawyers also reached the spot to extend their support to the public.

It is to be noted that the Railway Police registered a case against Federal Parliamentary Secretary MNA Ch Hamid Hameed, MPA Abdul Razzaq Dhillon, MPA Dr Nadia Aziz and 200 other unidentified persons on charges of forcibly opening railway crossing gate on Court Road, three days ago.

According to reports, irate citizens including a large number of traders opened the railway crossing gate which had been closed for the past five years due to much-delayed under construction overhead bridge. Closure of the gate caused great inconvenience to the masses and people had to suffer a lot.

However, Sargodha Railway Station Master Riaz Ahmed and PWI Railways got registered a case with the Railway Police against MNA Ch Hamid Hameed, MPA Abdul Razzaq Dhillon, MPA Dr Nadia Aziz and 200 other people on charges of breaching railway bylaws.

The Railway Police lodged an FIR under section 136/434/427/122-1-RA/120/121 against these persons and sealed it.

On the occasion while talking to the media MNA Ch Hamid Hameed said that closure of the railway crossing gate had caused multifarious difficulties for the masses since the last five years. He declared that he had not committed any offence rather he had acted to redress the public grievances by opening the gate. The protesters demanded the Federal Railways Minister to take notice of the issue.

GAS CYLINDER BLAST: At least five members of a family including two minors received severe burns in gas cylinder blast in a house in Cheema Colony in the limits of Factory Area Police on Monday. On information, rescuers reached the spot immediately and shifted the injured including 31-year-old Yasmin, 30-year-old Saquib, 29-year-old Amanullah, 12-year-old Saira and four-year-old Sumaira to the DHQ Hospital where both the minor siblings are said to be critical.