Peshawar: Bureaucrat’s son let loose dog on cop to punish him for damaging his car
PESHAWAR: In an unusual act of barbarism here in a posh locality of the provincial capital, the son of a serving bureaucrat unleashed his dogs at a police constable over a petty issue, police officials said.
The cop, Mohammad Ashfaq, was taken to the Lady Reading Hospital in a critically wounded condition after bitten by the dog. He later approached the bosses of the Peshawar Capital City Police who were reluctant to lodge a case until the victim of the inhuman act approached the media.
The East Cantonment Police Station on Thursday lodged a case against Babar Khan, son of Commissioner Hazara Division Khalid Khan and son-in-law of recently retired Inspector General of Police, Fiaz Toru, under Sections 337, 342 and 386 of the Pakistan Penal Code for hurting, illegal restraint and extortion of money on the complaint of Mohammad Ashfaq. However, as feared by the victim cop, the accused has yet to be arrested.
The accused reportedly became angry with the policeman when his car was damaged in a road accident. He reportedly fastened the cop to a tree and let go his dog at the hapless man, who cried for help but nobody came to his rescue. He was spared after his family managed to pay Rs 50,000 to the accused Babar Khan as the cost of damage to the car.
The complainant policeman was illegally deputed by the police high-ups with Babar Khan, who is working at a private organisation and isn’t entitled to have a cop as gunman.
There are a number of youth belonging to rich and influential families who have been provided police guards and official luxury vehicles in the province even though they aren’t entitled to any such facility under the law. The SSP Investigation Umar Riaz confirmed the registration of the case against Babar Khan. He added that the accused has yet to be arrested.