Lahore: Cops ‘thrashed by FC men’ resign
LAHORE: As reported by the Dawn News on Monday, three former officials of Rajanpur police say that the Punjab police department did not take action against Frontier Constabulary (FC) officials involved in kidnapping and torturing them.
Goth Mazari Station House Officer Imtiaz Ahmed Chingwani, Shahwali Check Post In Charge Abdul Jabbar and Constable Sajjad told reporters at Lahore Press Club on Sunday that FC officials attacked their check post and police station twice.
Mr Imtiaz said that on Sept 16, Shahwali check post received a complaint of scuffle between two passengers of a bus. Abdul Jabbar along with some policemen tried to resolve the matter between them. He said one of the passengers, later identified Hammad Ali, a hawaldar of Bhanbore Rifles FC (Balochistan), got furious and misbehaved with a constable.
He said the police took Hammad to the check post and registered a case against him. After one hour, 45 FC personnel attacked the check post and took Jabbar and Sajjad to their head office.
Later, police officers, including Rojhan DSP Temur Aziz Durrani held negotiations with FC officials but they refused to release the policemen, he said.
The FC officials, however, released on Sept 17 both policemen who were hospitalised. A case was registered against the FC personnel for abducting the policemen.
He said when they came to know about another FIR registered against them, FC officials again visited the Goth Mazari police station and threatened the policemen of consequences.
“We are still receiving life threats from FC officials and feeling insecure,” he said, adding that no action was taken against the suspects involved in torturing and abducting the policemen. In protest at the incident, they have no option but to resign from the department, the SHO said.
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