HAFIZABAD

Six lawyers and three policemen were seriously injured in a clash between them at Judicial Complex here on Saturday.

According to lawyers, Advocate Zafar Iqbal went to Bakhshi Khana (judicial lockup) to consult his client where ASI Ejaz exchanged harsh words with him which led to both thrashed each other. Afterward there was free of all between the policemen and large number of lawyers and both the policemen and lawyers fell upon each other with clubs and stone as a result of which six lawyers Qaiser Chadhar and Zafar Iqbal Tarar and ASI Ejaz and two other cops were injured. Tension prevailed between the lawyers and the policemen for more than half and hours. After receiving the information of the incident, DPO Muhammad Zubair Darashak along with heavy contingent rushed to the scene of incident and controlled the situation. The DPO suspended SHO Tanveer Nut, Sub Inspector Muzammal, ASI Ejaz and five other cops and deputed DSP Headquarters to probe into the incident to ascertain the real facts leading to the incident.

Meanwhile, the DBA office-bearers have strongly condemned the incident and demanded registration of criminal case against the accused cops and have also announced to boycott courts indefinitely.