Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) Punjab President Maulana Ashraf Tahir was sent to district jail on judicial remand on Tuesday.

The religious scholar was arrested by the Saddr Police from his native village Kelay. The police registered a case against him under Section 9/8 of Anti-terrorist Act. According to the court orders, only close relatives of the cleric will be allowed to see him in the prison.

COP HURT IN SHOOTOUT: A police constable sustained gunshot wound during an exchange of firing with drug peddlers in Kot Pindi Das on Tuesday.

A team of the Ferozewala Police led by ASI Amin raided the hideout of a drug smuggler. On seeing the police personnel, the outlaws opened fire, injuring constable Amjad Pervez seriously while the accused fled the scene. The Factory Area Police registered a case against Munir alias Muneeri, Farooq alias Farooqi, who are being considered as notorious drug smugglers in the area.