VEHARI - A gang of drug addicts thrashed a shopkeeper as he refused to give them money they demanded here the other day.  As per detail, Waheedullah, a shopkeeper in C-Block, was tortured by the drug addicts for not giving them extortion. Gang leader Majid badly injured him and destroyed each and every thing of his shop. He launched an FIR against Majid and his accomplices.Police Sub-Inspector Ch Aslam arrested both Majid and Abid for the violation but released him after 30 minutes without any reason. According to the victim, SI was not ready to arrest the nominated accused of FIR because he said that Majid was an addict and police did not want to be responsible for his possible expiry, On the other side, the family of Majid filed a petition against Waheedullah, that he and his brother Saghir Ahmad abducted and killed Abid and appealed the court to order the police to register a murder case against them. Saddr Police DSP Raja Ghulam Abbas summoned Waheedullah and said that police bound to obey court order. The shopkeeper requested to DPO Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi to look into the matter and provide him justice and security from these addicts.Youth festival begin: Punjab Youth Festival (PYF) 2012 at tehsil level will start on Thursday (today) across the province. The registrations of teams and players in this regard started in town municipal office. All the arrangements like preparation of play grounds, badminton courts etc for the festival have been finalised. The include cricket, hockey, table-tennis, badminton, volley ball, tug war, athletics and dog race etc, Tehsil Spots Officer Najebul Hassan, said while talking to media here the other day.