LAHORE: Goods worth Rs 30 million burned to ashes when a fire broke out at a garment factory in Model Town on Sunday.
The fire broke out following the explosion of a boiler in the factory, which engulfed the entire building. About 25 workers got out of the building in time. Informed, Secours 1122 and the firefighters managed to put out the fire after several hours of fighting. Emergency officials said the plant’s boiler had caught fire. Fortunately, no casualties were reported, while the factory owner said the fire had reduced his goods worth Rs 30 million to ashes.
Family protests man’s death: A 35-year-old man was mysteriously killed at a private company in the Chuhng area on Sunday. The heirs of victim Saghir staged a protest against the murder by placing the body on Multan Road. They blocked the road and chanted slogans against the company’s management, which caused traffic jams. Protesters alleged that Saghir had been tortured to death by company guards. Police assured protesters that action would be taken against the official after receiving the autopsy report.
Man found dead: A 60-year-old man was found dead on Sunday within Bhatti Gate police boundaries. Some locals spotted the body of a man lying in Bird Market and notified the police. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was a drug addict who allegedly succumbed to excessive drug use. The body was transferred to the morgue.
Six injured: Six people were injured when an air compressor exploded in a petrol pump near Pindi Stop. Informed, the rescuers rushed to the scene and transported the three injured to the hospital. Three injured people were treated at the scene.
SHO Arrest: Mubashir Ali, Sub-Inspector of SHO Wahdat Colony, was arrested for kidnapping a citizen, illegally detaining him and implicating him in a fake medicine case.
A citizen by the name of Usman Rashid had a dispute with the family of Sub-Inspector Mubashir Ali of SHO Wahdat Colony. When Usman Rashid walked out of court the other day after being released on bail, SHO Wahdat Colony Hafiz Mubashir kidnapped him with the help of his two cousins Abdullah Ikram and Muhammad Ayub and held him in unlawful detention .
Later, he implicated him in a case of fake drugs. SP Model Town investigated the incident and found the SHO guilty. Police also arrested the two SHO accomplices involved in the kidnapping.