Umar Akmal released from jail after allegedly thrashing traffic cop

Umar Akmal was jailed on charges of thrashing a traffic warden who stopped him for violating a signal. The Pakistan cricketer alleges that he was abused and slapped.

updated: February 02, 2014 10:57 IST
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Lahore: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was released from jail after spending an entire day in lock-up for allegedly thrashing a traffic warden and tearing his uniform after being stopped for violating a signal here.

Umar was locked up at the Gulberg police station in whose jurisdiction the incident occurred in the afternoon as the police registered three cases against him.

"He has just been released on personal surety by the station house officer of the Gulberg PS but will have to appear before the magistrate on Monday to get his bail confirmed until the cases are heard against him," SSP Zahid Aziz told reporters.

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