SARGODHA - Special Judge Anti-Terrorism Court Mian Anwar Nazir on Thursday indicted former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmaker Aslam Madhyana and his six associates in teacher torture case.

During hearing of the case the court summoned witnesses for recording their statements on Friday (today). Earlier, the court had also indicted the former MPA on March 29.

The court had upheld all the sections of terrorism act against the accused. However, Madhyana denied all the charges against him.

The prosecution will produce Sub-Inspector Sarfraz, Muhammad Atta, Muharrar Ansar and constable Imtiaz for evidence.

It is to be noted Aslam Madhyana was booked for breaking legs of an aged schoolteacher Akhtar Lodhi for raising voice against the alleged crimes of the former lawmaker in his hometown.

Anti-police protest, sit-in: Hundreds of people on Thursday held a protest demonstration at the DPO Chowk against the police over rampant robbery and cattle theft incidents.

The residents of village 4/SB 40/SB and other areas in the remits of Atta Shaheed and Kirana police stations gathered at the district courts and later marched towards the DPO Office. They observed a protest sit-in at DPO Chowk and blocked traffic. On the occasion, the demonstrators said that armed dacoits and robbers are snatching cattle, gold ornaments, cash, cell phones and other valuables from people without any fear.  They also said that the police had failed to check these incidents.

They chanted slogans against the police and demanded an instant and stern action for redresser of their grievances.