SHEIKHUPURA - Two unidentified gunmen fired at and injured two police officials and former Sheikhupura district vice chairman Mian Amjad Latif, while they attempted to kidnap him early Tuesday morning.
According to the police, the gunmen entered the house of Mian Amjad, the brother of MNA Mian Javed Latif, and kidnapped him, after beating up the residents of the house when they resisted the kidnappers. The gunmen also injured Mian Amjad. The kidnappers were taking Amjad to their hide-out towards the Sharqpur Road on their motorcycle, when a police van gave chase to the vehicle and then hit it. The gunmen fired and injured two policemen and managed to escape.
SHO Rai Nasir Abbass Kharal recovered the motorcycle and weapons from the scene of the incident.
Later the supporters of the MNA protested at a main bypass of the city and blocked the roads going towards Faisalbad, Gujranwala and Sargodha by burning tyres on them.
Later in the afternoon the police claimed to have arrested one of the two accused of the incident.
He was identified as Aziz-ur-Rehman, a resident of Bati Chowk, Sheikhupura.