SIALKOT - Police conducted crackdown on those involved in selling, purchasing and distributing hatred material in Sialkot district.

An official said that the police had arrested 14 accused for distributing hatred material in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Uggoki, Pasrur, Chawinda, Badiana and surrounding areas, and registered separate cases against them.

The police also seized a big quantity of CDs and DVDs containing hatred material from some shopkeepers. The Sialkot DPO added that the police have also arrested 43 clerics for misusing loudspeakers of mosques violating the official ban in this regard.

Police have registered separate cases against the accused clerics under the 3/4 Amplifier Act and sent the accused behind bars. The police also impounded 80 motorcycles in Sialkot and 35 motorcycles without numberplate during a general hold-up.