| GEO Pakistan|
| Punjab Revenue Minister booked for snatching govt weapons|
| Updated at: 2222 PST, Sunday, July 26, 2009|
LAHORE: Punjab Revenue Minister Haji Muhammad Ishaque has been booked on charges of snatching government weapons and releasing accused persons from police custody.
The case lodged by SHO City Gojra Police Station accuses 33 persons of snatching weapons from police and releasing accused persons from police custody using force.
The SHO has stated in the FIR that two persons namely Khalid alias Khala and Babar had been arrested on charges of firing and exhibition of weapons. The FIR said Provincial Minister Haji Muhammad Ishaque, then reached there and used abusive language with police and tried to release the arrested persons.
It further said that the Minister then tried to snatch weapons from a Police Inspector and the Ministerís gunman also pointed gun at the SHO and threatened to kill him.
The Provincial Minister then got the arrested men released at gunpoint and police has so far failed to arrest anyone.
The news highlighting the incident telecast on Geo News last night caught the attention of Punjab Chief Minister who directed the IG Police to investigate into the incident.
The IG then issued the orders of registering the case.