HAFIZABAD-The traders of Madhrianwala Road staged a protest demonstration and blocked traffic at Qatalgarrh Chowk for about one hour against the cruel and irresponsible attitude of the policemen.

The protesting traders, led by Haji Ghulam Hussain, president Anjuman Tajran Madhrianwala Road, said that the cops deployed on the road harassed and beat innocent shopkeepers. “The other day, they thrashed an auto mechanic, Malik Tariq,” they said and demanded registration of a case against the policemen who beat a poor labourer for nothing. They also demanded immediate suspension of the cops, warning to observe a shutdown otherwise.

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Kassoki police raided Shameer Dingha, unearthed a distillery and seized a large quantity of liquor. The police also arrested suspect identified as Faisal. The police registered a case against him and put him behind bars.