Police on Thursday baton charged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers who were gathered outside the Accountability Court as party president Shehbaz Sharif was presented before it after his physical remand in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case ended today.

Shehbaz, who has been in National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) custody since October 5 in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case, was brought to the accountability court in Lahore by officials of the NAB.

Several PML-N workers gathered outside the court premises and chanted slogans in favour of Shehbaz when he arrived. The workers tried to break the barriers and enter the court premises after which the police baton-charged.

Security has been tightened in and around the court premises.

Meanwhile, Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan said, "There are 150 to 200 workers outside the court who came today in the mood for aggression. You can see that they tried to fight with the police first and the personnel cannot allow anyone to take the law in their own hands."

"This violence was pre-planned and everything will be calm within 30 minutes," he added.