The Finance Minister, a DSP along with a mob of up to 200 people had, reportedly, attacked the Sikandarabad Police Station and forcefully freed 6 youth from custody of the police. A son of the DSP was part of the detained group of youth
The 6 youth had been arrested for refusing to stop at a police check post and fleeing to a village. They had, reportedly, use fowl words for the police officials and threatened them with dire consequences.
After hearing the detention story, Finance Minister Muhammad Ali Akhtar, who is also involved in ‘border trade’, attacked the police station and freed the detained youth forcefully. He was accompanied by a Deputy Superintendent of Police and 200 other people.
The Chief Minister had had taken strong notice of the incident and ordered action against Akhtar. The Finance Minister, reportedly, tried to pressurize the CM by threatening resignation but Mehdi Shah did not budge to the tactics, saying everyone is equal in front of the law. Departmental investigation has also been launched against the DSP for threatening the Station House Officer and breaking the laws, by siding with a mob.
Last year Muhammad Ali Akhtar made headlines after he had a brawl with PPP CEC leader Muhammad Musa. He was also put to shame by a team of media who recovered ornamental statues of lions illegally picked from a bridge on the KKH, during the Attabad landslide incident.