Police says the violence occurred after “miscreants” — an apparent reference to TLP workers — allegedly attacked a police station and abducted the DSP
LAHORE: Clashes erupted in Lahore between police and workers of banned Tehreek e Labaik Pakistan. Police said the violence occurred after “miscreants” —an apparent reference to TLP workers — allegedly attacked a police station and
abducted the DSP, adding that it acted only in “self-defence”. An operation against the TLP activists is still underway.
“Today in the early morning, miscreants attacked Nawankot Police Station where Rangers and Police officers were trapped inside the police station and DSP Nawankot kidnapped and taken to the markaz,” the Punjab police said in a
statement, referring to the TLP headquarters.
It added that “at least one oil tanker with 50,000 litres of petrol has been taken by the miscreants to the markaz.”According to the statement, the miscreants were armed and attacked Rangers/police with petrol bombs.”Police and Rangers pushed them back and took back the possession of the police station,” it said,
adding that police did not plan or conduct any operation against the mosque or the madressah. “The action, if any, was in self-defence and to protect public property.”