OKARA: Chuchak police have registered a case against 20 suspects, five of them nominated, for resorting to celebratory firing at a wedding and attacking a police team when it intervened.

As per the FIR, a Chuchak police team headed by Inspector Shan Muhammad was on a routine patrol on Maroola Sharif village road when they heard sound of heavy firing in the area.

The inspector called another police team patrolling in the area and reached Cha Wachlanawala village, where a wedding was on and some of the guests were firing in the air to “celebrate” the event.

The police asked the wedding guests to stop aerial fire through a village elder, Khuda Buxh, but they refused to do obey.

The FIR says as the police intervened, the suspects, who were allegedly drunk, manhandled policemen, causing injuries to constables Omer Hayat, Sajid Ali and Saleem, besides removing their caps and badges carrying their names. The suspects managed then fled away.

On the report of Inspector Shan Muhammad, Chuchak police registered a case against 20 suspects, including, two brothers of groom.

Five of the suspects -- Khalid, Tariq, Omer Draz, Azhar and Imran -- have been nominated in the FIR registered under sections 353, 186, 506-B, 33 7H2, 148 and 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

ELECTROCUTED: A lineman of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) was electrocuted while working on an electricity pole to repair a wire at Lai Bala village, some 35km away from here.

As per Lesco sources, responding to an emergency complaint regarding a faulty wire, Lineman Muhammad Yousaf went to the village and climbed on a pole.

As he was working, he suffered a massive electric shock and fell down from the pole.

As per Rescue 1122 officials, the lineman died immediately after suffering the electric shock.

A Rescue 1122 team that reached the spot, handed over the body to the family of the deceased after completion of formalities.

Published in Dawn, April 16th, 2024

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