Lahore Police detained World Snooker Champion Ahsan Ramzan as reported on Thursday. According to reports, the Green Town police carried out an unanticipated raid on a snooker club that was operating beyond its permissible hours.
During the course of the raid, Ahsan Ramzan, a renowned figure in the world of snooker and a source of national pride, was taken into custody.
The situation took an unexpected turn when Ramzan alleged that the police officers had subjected him to ill-treatment during his detention. Pictures circulating show the snooker champion outside the jail premises, adjusting his belt.
In a video clip that emerged, Ahsan Ramzan detailed his experience. He explained that he had been practicing with fellow players at a snooker academy in the vicinity for upcoming events.
پاکستان کے لیے ورلڈ اور ایشین اسنوکر ٹائٹل جیتنے والے احسن رمضان ناروا سلوک پر رو پڑے
گزشتہ رات لاہور میں احسن رمضان کو اس بات پر حوالات کی سیر کرائی گئی کہ اسنوکر کلب مقررہ وقت سے اوپر کیوں کھلا ہے
وزیر اعظم، صدر، وزیر اعلی، گورنر فوری طور پر واقعے کا نوٹس لیں
یہ ذیادتی ہے pic.twitter.com/PNoh5EYanT
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The police raid was aimed at the snooker club’s late-night operation. Despite his attempts to highlight his contributions to the country and his commitment to his sport, Ramzan claimed that the officers continued to direct verbal abuse toward him.
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Expressing his dissatisfaction with the situation, Ahsan Ramzan urged for a comprehensive inquiry into the incident. He specifically called for the involvement of Punjab Inspector General Dr Usman Anwar and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to address the allegations of mistreatment he faced while in police custody.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of respectful and professional interactions between law enforcement personnel and individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to their fields. Netizens have condemned the arrest of Ramzan by Lahore Police. They believe it is disrespectful to the figures bringing a good name to the country.
As investigations into the matter unfold, the incident has sparked discussions about the balance between law enforcement and individual rights, especially when it concerns figures who have brought prestige to their country through their achievements.