Rawalpindi: 5 cops booked for injuring pedestrian
RAWALPINDI: Five police officials were booked after a bullet reportedly fired by one of them during night patrolling in the Banni area hit a pedestrian injuring him critically, police said on Monday.
The policemen first picked the injured, identified as Mohammad Farhan, 23, and bundled him into their van but when he started bleeding, they threw him out of the vehicle and sped away.
Apparently to conceal the evidence, the policemen also collected the bullet casing from the scene and took it away, the father of the victim, Mohammad Ali, quoted his injured son as saying.
The injured was screaming with pain on the road when a taxi driver took him to Benazir Bhutto Hospital from where he was shifted to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital at around 4am.
Farhan, a goldsmith, was going home after closing his shop when he found a policeman standing near a private car at the corner of a street and a police van with five officials on board parked on the other side of the road. He said the policeman standing at the corner fired a gunshot that hit him.
Sub-Inspector Sadaqat Ali, who is leading the investigation into the incident, said a case was registered on the complaint of the victim’s father. Farhan told his father that he could identify the policeman who had fired the gunshot.