IG Punjab Dr. Giving details of the police action in Zaman Park, Usman Anwar said that bunkers have been constructed in Zaman Park, so steps were taken to arrest the miscreants. Everything will be presented to the ATC court.
During a press conference with Interim Information Minister Punjab in Lahore, IG Punjab said that IG Punjab said that there was resistance with the police during the Zaman Park operation. Stones rained down on us too. An impression of the Nogo area was being created. Weapons were recovered from Zaman Park, apart from that there is also material.
According to IG Punjab, these people were arrested after much resistance. We have arrested these people regarding their position. An attempt was made to take our SPs hostage. Our ASPs and senior officers were also subjected to torture. Even today we went unarmed and risked our lives. There is a video of each person who has been arrested. Everything will be presented to the anti-terrorist court.
IG Punjab said all legal requirements will be met. We will guarantee the rule of law. All encroachments have been removed from there. A weapons file will be registered against the one from whose custody it is recovered. There are also some bunkers and some bulletproof things were installed that were not approved by the Home Office.
IG Punjab Usman Anwar said the court made it clear that the investigation process cannot be stopped. The court said there should be a search warrant to enter, the Court clarified that you have the right to investigate on merit.
IG Punjab Usman Anwar said we prepared a report based on geo-tagging and geo-fencing, intelligence reports, arrested the resisters after clearing the area.
The IG said the search warrant was obtained around 12 noon, and management was contacted. He said we are not there. Police personnel are still present at Zaman Park. As for the weapons they were recovered. You’ve seen all the scenes on TV. The operation was stopped by order of the Court and the PSL party.
IG Punjab Usman Anwar said Rangers and police vehicles were also attacked with petrol bombs. We served for more than 24 hours. We have not fired a single shot, not a single innocent person will be arrested.
On this occasion, Punjab Information Minister Aamir Mir said that violence is being done against the people involved in the operation in Maan Park. The police were attacked with petrol bombs. Cases were also registered against the nefarious elements. The police swung into action and cleared the Nogo area.
Amir Mir said the police fired from inside Zaman Park. The police were attacked. Gasoline bombs were thrown.
Also, the Interim Information Minister said that due to the attacks on the police, cases were filed against them. Nogueira was eliminated. The law was enforced. An operation was carried out to establish the writ of the state.
Notably, the anti-terrorism court had issued a search warrant for Imran Khan’s house, following which a police operation was conducted at Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence. The search warrant was issued by the administrative judge of the Anti-Terrorism Court under Article 47 of the Criminal Code.
During the search operation, in accordance with the law, the investigating officer must be accompanied by a female officer of at least the rank of inspector. The Anti-Terrorism Court issued the search warrant at the request of the investigator.