Over two dozen PTI activists detained.

RAWALPINDI -- The capital police have arrested more than two dozen supporters belonging to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) after protests erupted in the federal capital in light of the possible arrest of Imran Khan from his residence in Lahore.

Meanwhile, four police officials, including the SHO of Khanna police station, were hospitalised after they received injuries in a clash with PTI supporters gathered at Islamabad Expressway. According to the police, legal action would be taken against these political workers who were rounded up from across the capital.

A team of the Islamabad police raided the residence of PTI leader Amir Mughal in Jhangi Syedan, the PTI leader said. He claimed that the police which entered his house without a warrant thrashed his family, including his four teenage sons and a nephew. He claimed that the police had also taken the teenagers into custody.

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A number of PTI workers and supporters gathered at Athal Chowk and set tyres on fire and blocked the road, the police said, adding that a similar protest was also staged at Expressway Sohan.

Similarly, the PTI workers blocked Tarnol Chowk and chanted slogans against the government, warning that efforts to arrest the party chief will trigger countrywide protests.

After DIG Operations Syed Shehzad Nadeem Bukhari landed in a hospital following clashes between PTI supporters and police at Zaman Park, SP City Rana Tahir Hussain took charge of the contingent present in Lahore to execute arrest warrants.

A six-member team comprising Secretariat police station SHO and five officials reached Lahore for the execution of the warrant issued by Additional Session Judge Islamabad West Zafar Iqbal in connection with a case filed by the Election Commission. DIG Bukhari along with his squad also joined the team and took charge of the operation.

However, the DIG and five officials of the capital police sustained injuries when PTI activists gathered at Zaman Park pelted stones at the police team which arrived at the scene along with a heavy contingent of the Punjab police. Police officials said the DIG and his team members' condition 'deteriorated due to teargas' which were fired at the PTI workers.

The DIG Operations along with the five other officials was shifted to Services Hospital for medical assistance. Later SP City Rana Tahir Hussain reached Zaman Park Lahore and took charge of the capital police's team, a police...

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