Pakistan's 'national hero' Umar Akmal cleared in traffic case

Umar Akmal was forgiven by the police officer who arrested him for violating traffic rules, saying he was a 'national hero.'

updated: March 14, 2014 23:59 IST
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Lahore: Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal was cleared on Friday, in a traffic violation case after the police officer forgave him, saying he was a "national hero."

The 23-year-old was arrested by Lahore police
on February 1 for violating traffic rules and scuffling with policeman Mohammad Zeeshan.

He was released on bail after being detained for hours and a local court last month issued a warrant against him, ordering him to appear on March 11.

Akmal had denied the charges and accused the police of one-sided action.

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