LAHORE:TWO students sustained injuries when police allegedly baton charged and fired in the air to disperse the students staging a protest demonstration against interference of government and other elements in the Gulberg College on Thursday.
The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) staged a protest demonstration on Lower Mall in front of Crescent Hostel of the Civil Lines College. The protesters blocked the main road almost for three hours which created traffic problem. Meanwhile, students also stopped a passenger bus on the road for almost for hours.
The IJT in a press statement alleged that police had baton charged and resorted to firing in the air for dispersing students. As a result, two students Zarar and Tahir sustained injuries. The IJT alleged that it was not a new practice of torturing protesters.
The IJT organised protest demonstrations in various colleges of Lahore against the elements that had shot at and injured a student of the Gulberg Collage. Protest on Multan Road was headed by IJT central zone Nazim Mudasar Ahmad. The protesters burnt tyres and blocked Multan Road.
DSP Imtiaz Sarvar on the issue said that the students had created law and order situation by pelting stones on police officials. He added that two cops also sustained injuries in the said incident. To a question, the DSP said that a case had been registered against 150 students with no arrest so far. The DSP also ruled out any baton charge on students, saying that only two fires were opened in the air to disperse the students involved in pelting stones on cops.The news