300 power protesters booked

Factory Area police, after registering a case under different charges against more than 300 protesters, who were chanting slogans against Wapda officials, arrested three of them on Friday.

Around 300 people of Ghaziabad area blocked the Ghaziabad road and chanted slogans against Wapda officials for carrying out unprecedented load shedding for hours. They also burnt tyres to press their demand. A heavy contingent of police, armed with sticks and other weaponry, reached the spot after being informed about the protest.

The police tried to pacify the angry protesters but to no avail. The protesters attacked on the police. They tore their uniforms besides breaking windowpanes of police vehicles by pelting stones on them. Seven police officials received injuries. They retaliated and baton charged the protesters. Resultantly, some of the protesters received injuries.

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital where they were said to be out of danger.

The police registered a case under different charges, including terrorism act, against protesters and arrested three of them.
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