PML-N lawmaker escapes from police custody
ISLAMABAD: Anjum Aqeel Khan, a PML-N lawmaker, escaped from police custody on Friday evening with the help of his supporters.
Earlier in the day he was arrested by Islamabad Police for his alleged involvement in a fraud case.
According to a report, armed workers of the PML-N attacked and resorted to aerial firing at the Shalimar Police Station, where the accused was under detention at that time.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik took notice of the incident and has asked for a report within 24 hours.
He also ordered the IG Islamabad Police to arrest Aqeel and others involved in the incident.
The IG police said that seven suspects have been arrested and search operation was under way for further arrests.
PML-N spokesman Ahsan Iqbal said that the party could take action against Aqeel after investigating the incident. He urged Aqeel to hand himself over to the police.
“No one should be allowed to take the law into their own hands,” he added.
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