Lahore:Inspertor General of Police Punjab has said Human lives and National Assets would be protected at any cost and miscreants and subversive elements who were involved in anti-state activities during load shedding demonstrations would be dealt with iron hands.
IGP further said that peaceful demonstrations are citizen’s fundamental rights however, it is our responsibility to take care of the human life and the public property.
He told that 738 demonstrations against outage were held in the Punjab during the last 3 weeks, resultantly 89 persons got injured whereas, 205 had been arrested and 49 cases had been registered against the rioters. Similarly across the Punjab including Lahore 97 thousand seven hundred and 16 rioters were founded to be involved in these demonstrations.
Provincial Police Chief further said that police force has been directed to follow “restrained policy” but directed to deal strictly with the persons who take law in their hands.