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March 13, 2018

Nawaz shoe attackers remanded

Lahore

March 13, 2018

LAHORE : Three seminary students, involved in hurling a shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Jamia Naeemia, have been sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand. All three accused persons Abdul Ghafoor, Munawar Hussain and Sajid were presented before a magisterial court at Cantt courts amid tight security.

Police had lodged a case against the accused in Qila Gujjar Singh police station. The prime suspect Abdul Ghafoor and his two accomplices were booked under Section 16 (Dissemination of rumours) of the Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance and Section 355 (Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour a person, otherwise, than on grave provocation) of the Pakistan Penal Code, read with Section 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation).

Earlier on Sunday, a seminary student hurled a shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified last year over graft charges, appeared visibly shocked as the shoe hit his shoulder while he was addressing a gathering at a seminary in Lahore.

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