LONDON - Hasan Niazi, a nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, was taken into custody after he purportedly tried to attack Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

According to reports, Niazi was cleared by the Met police after brief interrogation. According to reports, Hasan Niazi tried to attack the Maulana shortly after his speech to the House of Common.

However, Hasan Niazi claimed that he was slapped by the JUI-F chief for using his right to protest.

Niazi asserted, "It is my right to protest. I utilised my democratic right. I did nothing wrong. I was just using my democratic right to protest. Nothing more."

Pakistan's High Commission in London said a criminal case would be registered over the attack on Maulana Fazlur Rehman.The JUI-F has meanwhile severely criticised the attack on Maulana Fazlur Rehman who is on official visit to Britain as Chairman of the Kashmir Committee of the Parliament.

The sources said Niazi was collared for raising slogans against the JUI-F chief who was at the moment being accompanied by high commissioner and deputy high commissioner.

It should be mentioned here that PTI chief's nephew was earlier nailed while he was part of a protest against PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in London.

Talking to media, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that massive rigging took place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the elections. He said all the political parties are united on a platform while those protesting on roads are isolated. He said a culture is being spread in the country, where respect and honour of people is not safe. He said daughters of the country are being disgraced at roads and crossings.

The JUI-F chief questioned the objectives behind sit-ins and protests. He said no one could allow raising contemptuous language against the elders but emphasised that he was bearing this with patience.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman feared that certain forces were waiting for some killings at the 'D Chowk.’