Akmal files damages suit against traffic warden

"I was humiliated by Zeeshan's actions as I am a national hero and the entire incident appeared as if I was wrong"

“I was humiliated by Zeeshan’s actions as I am a national hero”

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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Amkal has filed a damages suit against Zeeshan, who is a traffic warden that detained him earlier this year for a traffic violation.

“I was out of the country when my father was forced to submit a written apology to the traffic warden although the case was still pending in court,” Akmal told PTI. “I spent a day behind lock-up and my family underwent lot of mental torture including my father. The police used their influence to extract the written apology from my father.”

Akmal was accused of assaulting Zeeshan, but was released on a 100,000 rupee bond.

Akmal added that he wanted the court to hear his side of the story.

“I was accused of assaulting the warden which is not true,” he said. “I was humiliated by Zeeshan’s actions as I am a national hero and the entire incident appeared as if I was wrong.”

The case will go to court on September 16 as Akmal will be in Pakistan and not representing the national team.

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