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Man holds polio workers hostage in Lahore for one hour

SAMAA | - Posted: May 15, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: May 15, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Man holds polio workers hostage in Lahore for one hour

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A case has been registered against a man for holding an anti-polio team hostage in Lahore for an hour. 

The incident occurred in Samanabad. The man, identified as Shahid Sohail, had repeatedly refused to have his one-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter vaccinated. A polio team arrived at his house on Wednesday to attempt to vaccinate the child.

According to reports, two polio workers — Saima and Shehzadi — entered his house without permission. The man then locked the door behind them and held them hostage for an hour. They were freed by the police and assistant commissioner.

Related: Anti-polio content on social media removed

The health department has lodged a case against Sohail under Section 186 of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Samanabad police station. Section 186 refers to obstructing a public servant in the discharge of public functions and carries a penalty of imprisonment of three months or a fine of Rs1,500 or both.

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