FIR registered against Hamza Shehbaz’s guards for torturing NAB’s team

F.P. Report

LAHORE: A case was registered on Saturday against Hamza Shehbaz’s guards on an application filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Saturday.

According to reports, the FIR registered in Lahore’s Model Town Police Station, states that Hamza’s guards manhandled and threatened NAB team members who raided the residence of PML-N president and opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.

Police told that the FIR includes clauses of interference in official matters, torture, hooliganism and issuance of threats.

The FIR registered on NAB driver Mumtaz Hussain’s application said that when the bureau team reached Shehbaz’s Model Town residence and showed the security guards namely Abdul Rehman, Shahbaz Khan and Muhammad Saleem the arrest warrants for Hamza, they and six other guards attacked the bureau team.

The guards tortured van driver Mumtaz Hussain, tore his clothes and issued threats, the FIR said.

Earlier on Friday, NAB conducted a raid at Shehbaz’s 96-H Model Town residence. A press release by NAB said a team had gone to the residence to arrest Hamza on the basis of evidence against him in the assets beyond means and alleged money laundering case. The press release added that NAB officials were manhandled by Hamza’s guards, their clothes were torn and death threats were given.

“NAB officials had gone to the residence with an arrest warrant and the Supreme Court had stated that the accountability bureau did not require to inform any accused prior to arresting them,” read the press release. The press release added that Hamza had violated the law and the bureau on the basis of evidence against and in light of Supreme Court directives would arrest him.