Friday Jul 23, 2021
Journalist Asad Kharal, who was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly firing shots at police officials in Lahore's Kahna area, has been remanded into police custody till Sunday, June 25.
According to a statement released by police on Friday, during the police's investigation, three sub-machine guns (SMGs), 128 bullets for SMGs, 41 "empties" (bullet casings) of SMGs, a few SMG magazines, and four wireless sets, along with three chargers for the sets were retrieved from Kharal's possession.
On Tuesday, Kharal allegedly beat two police officials — who were deployed for his security in line with a local court's orders — and tore their uniforms, Geo News reported.
Following the incident, when senior police officials reached the site, Kharal said he wanted to resolve the matter through dialogue. When the officers went into the journalist's house, he allegedly locked them inside.
After locking them, he allegedly fired shots at them, but they were able to escape and save their lives.