Faisalabad police wake up after Samanabad tragedy
FAISALABAD: On the orders of City Police Officer Riffat Mukhtar Raja, police on Thursday launched a crackdown on shopkeepers involved in the sale of petrol and other petroleum products at public places in the district. The police arrested more than 12 shopkeepers, who were indulged in the illegal business, during the crackdown.
The CPO issued the orders after the Samanabad tragedy in which three members of the family of Muhammad Sarwar were burnt alive when a drum containing gasoline caught fire and exploded in his house on Wednesday.
Those burnt alive are Sarwar’s wife Samina, four–year–old daughter Mahnoor and Sister Basharat Bibi. Sarwar had stored oil for his shop in the house. Samanabad police after registering a case under Sections 322, 285 and 286 of the PPC have started investigations.