58 PML-N leaders sent to jail on

58 PML-N leaders sent to jail on judicial remand

F.P. Report

LAHORE: A local court on Wednesday sent 58 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers, involved in clash with the police outside Lahore NAB office, to jail on 14-day judicial.

Earlier, the Chung police produced the accused party workers before judicial magistrate concerned.

The investigation officer requested the court for handing over the accused on physical remand for investigations and recovery. However, the defence counsel opposed the remand request, saying that no recovery was to be made from the accused.

The court, after hearing detailed arguments of parties, sent the accused party workers to jail on 14 a-day judicial remand.

The Chung police had registered a case against PML-N leadership, including Maryam Nawaz and party workers, under section 147, 149, 290, 291, 440 , 109, 353 and 186 of the Criminal Procedure Code over clash with the police on August 11 at NAB office during appearance of Maryam Nawaz before investigation team in connection with illegal transfer of 180 acres land in Raiwand .

The PML-N workers pelted stones on police officials and tried to break  barriers outside the NAB office as Maryam Nawaz reached the NAB office.

However, the police resorted to baton charge to disperse the crowd and arrested several protestors.

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