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Lawyers, police scuffle after FIR registered against two attorneys

A group of lawyers scuffled with police on Tuesday after two attorneys were booked for allegedly helping two robbery suspects flee from Karachi’s city court, police told DawnNews.

The fight was related to an incident that happened on Monday, when Gulistan-e-Jauhar police had produced two suspects before a magistrate at the city courts to request their remand.

After the remand was granted, police said the suspects’ lawyers and relatives had helped the accused escape from the court premises.

City Courts police later lodged a case against the two lawyers and others on the complaint of an official from the Gulistan-e-Jauhar police station.

However, around 50 lawyers approached the City Courts Police Station on Tuesday afternoon to lodge a ‘counter’ First Investigation Report (FIR) against the officials of the Gulistan-e-Jauhar Police Station.

The fight broke out when police refused to register the case citing insufficient grounds, a police official said.

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