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Cricket: Pakistan's Akmal bailed out after scuffle with traffic cop

Published on Feb 2, 2014 6:17 PM
 
Pakistan's cricketer Umar Akmal avoids a bouncer from unseen South Africa's cricketer Imran Tahir during the final ODI between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion, on Nov 30, 2013. Pakistan cricket star Umar Akmal was released on bail on Sunday, Feb 2, 2014, a day after his arrest for violating traffic rules and scuffling with a policeman. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE (AFP) - Pakistan cricket star Umar Akmal was released on bail on Sunday, a day after his arrest for violating traffic rules and scuffling with a policeman.

The 23-year-old was charged with interfering with government work and "scuffling" with the policeman after he failed to stop at a traffic signal and refused to show documents on Saturday.

Traffic policeman Mohammad Zeeshan accused Akmal of tearing his uniform and assaulting him, charges the batsman denied.

Akmal's lawyer said the court allowed bail in the sum of 100,000 rupees (S$1,210).

 
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