LAHORE - The traffic police authorities have directed the wardens to deposit their official pistols to the department without delay, The Nation learnt on Saturday. These directions were issued after a traffic warden opened fire and injured a graduate student near district courts in Islampura police limits on Friday night. Both the traffic wardens later identified as Muhammad Shafiq and Muhammad Mukhtar have been arrested by the Islampura police after registering a case against them on the complaint of the victim student Zergam. Islampura investigation officer Sub-Inspector Shahbaz Ahmad said that police would present the both wardens before a local court tomorrow (on Monday) for physical remand. He said that the traffic warden Muhamamd Shafiq targeted his rival with an official pistol that were given to the wardens by the Traffic Department for training. He said that traffic warden opened fire on the youth when the later called his other class fellows residing in Crescent Hostel near to the crime scene for help. As many as a dozen students rushed to the spot and started quarrelling with the traffic wardens.  The traffic warden Shafiq opened fire in self defence when the students had overpowered him and gave him a good thrash on the road, the investigation officer said adding that the bullet hit a leg of the student Zergam who had been discharged from the hospital after emergency treatment. According to the IO, police have recovered an official pistol from the custody of the warden. He said that both the wardens Shafiq and Mukhtar would be presented before the court for physical remand on coming Monday. When contacted the Chief Traffic Officer, City, Ghulam Mehmood Dogar said that an inquiry has been launched to probe into the incident of fire in which a student got bullet injury. SP Traffic Police City Circle, Sardar Muhammad Asif is heading the inquiry team. To a query, the CTO said that traffic wardens were given official pistols only to use them during training course.  He said that some wardens, deliberately or mistakenly, had failed to deposit pistols and Shafiq was also one of these traffic wardens who ignored the instructions of the traffic police high ups. When asked that many traffic wardens were still carrying official pistols while discharging their duties on the roads, the CTO said that they were not allowed however, new instructions had been issued to them to deposit their pistols to the department. It is pertinent to mention here that traffic wardens were facilitated with the Breta pistols some months back with a decision to gave them additional responsibility of combating street crime.