Sunday 2 February 2014 

Umar Akmal Detained By Police

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been detained by police in Lahore and been charged with assaulting a traffic sergeant.

He is alleged to have torn the uniform of the sergeant as he was apprehended for violating a traffic signal.

Akmal has told a private television channel that he went to the police station in Lahore to make a complaint against the officer.

However, he was subsequently detained and he denies the charges against him.

Family members were subsequently not allowed to visit Umar when he was taken into custody.

He could be handed a heavy fine or six-month prison sentence if he is found guilty but his lawyer, speaking in the video above, is adamant that he has been badly treated by officials.

Akmal, 23, has played 16 Tests, 89 One-Day Internationals and 52 Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan.

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