Lahore: In an unprecedented move the police yesterday put 800 political workers of different parties in Lahore, under house arrest. They will be released today at 8 pm. The police had prepared a list of troublemakers and who could be a risk for the voters. Police had secured orders from the local courts to put under house-arrest these miscreants.

The list had been prepared in light of the information collected from different sources including intelligence operatives and law enforcement agencies. The police had also reviewed background of the miscreants and their involvement in criminal cases and political violence in the past.