Old grudge takes new turn


Umar Akmal files a suit against Lahore’s traffic warden

Pakistan’s cricket star Umar Akmal has filed a suit on Tuesday against the Lahore’s traffic warden, Zeeshan.

The wicket keeper claimed that police by using their influence had forced his father to tender a written apology to the traffic warden, Zeeshan, with whom he had entered into a scuffle last month.

Akmal filed an application in a local session court in the presence of additional and sessions Judge Safdar Ali Bhatti. He said he was not in the country at the time police personnel forced his father to apologise, adding that his side of the story had not been heard.

Akmal further said, he is a national hero and Zeeshan’s attempt to arrest him had humiliated him therefore he demanded an action to be taken against Zeeshan

The court summoned the Gulberg Police Station to provide a complete record of the case on September 16.

Earlier on February 1, Akmal was arrested after police said he did not stop at a traffic signal in Lahore’s Firdous market area and later brawled with a traffic warden. He was detained the same day and released a day later on a bail order issued by a local court against a surety bond of Rs 100,000.

Akmal also denied the charges, claiming he had been assaulted by the traffic warden first.



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