Islamabad: 2 injured fighting over govt house
ISLAMABAD: Two persons were injured during a clash between two groups over the possession of a government house in the city on Tuesday.
The Aabpara police registered a case against Estate Officer Nazar Mohammad and an assistant sub-inspector of police, who is on deputation in the Estate Office, on the complaint of one of the injured.
The police said the official residence located in G-6/2 was in the possession of District Management Group (DMG) officer Mohammad Ali, who is posted in the Economic Affairs Division and currently in Japan on some assignment. Months back, the Estate Office cancelled the allotment of the house and allotted it to Sajida Rafique, a stenographer in the National Assembly.
In response, the DMG officer approached the court of law and obtained a stay, which was cancelled by the court on Monday. Three officials of the Estate Office along with six policemen and the stenographer’s relative, Abdul Basit, reached the house to get the possession on Tuesday. However, the DMG officer’s brother Mehmood Ahmad along with 15 other people resisted them.
As a result, a scuffle broke out between the two sides during which they thrashed each other and pelted their vehicles with stones.
Multiple shots were also fired and two bullets hit Mehmood Ahmad in the hip. While running for cover, Abdul Basit fell on the road and was run over by the others.
The police reached the spot and shifted the injured to hospital where they were kept under observation.
The Estate Office staff and the policemen were shifted to Aabpara police station and their weapons seized. They told the police that they did not open fire, which according to police, was confirmed during examination of the weapons.
However, a case was registered against an estate officer and the ASI in response to a complaint lodged by Mehmood Ahmad. The police are investigating the incident and also trying to trace those involved in opening the fire.