Lahore, 18th April: Workers of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) carried out severe clashes with police personnel in Lahore.
According to Baaghi TV’s report, five policemen were abducted during an operation to evacuate banned Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) protesters at Lahore’s Yateem Khana Chowk in the early hours today.
The clashes arose when police launched an operation to clear around Yateem Khana Chowk where TLP activists have been staging a protest since early this week.
Shafiq Amini, a spokesman for the banned party, said in a video message, “police forces suddenly attacked us at the Lahore Markaz at 8 am today, killing a large number of our workers and injuring several others.”
He added that they will bury those who got killed only when the French ambassador is expelled out of the country and their agreement with the government is implemented.
Meanwhile, police officials confirmed that an operation was underway at Lahore’s Yateem Khana Chowk but did not give any further details.
TLP has shared a video of a senior Punjab police official who was allegedly caught by the workers, who said that an operation is carried out to clear the area outside the police station where he was captured by the enraged TLP activists.
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He said that 3 people were killed and many others were injured and appealed to solve the issue through peaceful dialogue.
Sources said that TLP workers ‘brutally tortured’ a DSP Umar Farooq Baloch and took four other officials hostage.
However, according to the latest reports that have come to light, the enraged mob kidnapped the policemen, took to them to a side and brutally tortured them after which the police ad to take action against the banned organization.
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