Court orders DPO to file cases against cops
SIALKOT: Additional Sessions Court Judge Nasir Ahmed Awan ordered acting district police officer of Sialkot on Wednesday to register a case against several police officers.
The case has been registered against: Sheikh Zafar Iqbal, inspector and station house officer of Nekapura police station, Asif Hanif Joyia, the SHO of the Rangpura police station, Rana Zahid Ali, inspector and SHO of Hajipura police station, the registrar of the Rangpura police station, Muhammad Aslam, SI of the Nekapura police station, three constables of the Nekapura police station and two constables of the Ranpura police station under Sections 341, 342, 343, 344, 345 and 346 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
The case was ordered while the judge gave a verdict on a writ petition filed by a petitioner named Aleem, a resident of Arayian village near Nawan Pind in Sialkot Saddar.
Mr Aleem had alleged in his petition that the police officials and their subordinate staff had allegedly arrested, tortured and kept him in wrongful confinement. The police stations registered cases against the police officials without arresting any of them.
Police sergeant’s actions lead to motorcyclist’s death: A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer near the Sialkot dry port, Daily Times learnt on Wednesday.
A man named Muhammad Nawaz was going to Sahowala village from Sambrial on his motorcycle. When he reached the Sialkot dry port, Zafar Abbas, a traffic sergeant, and Mohammad Idrees, a cop, who were trying to stop a Suzuki van carrying sand took a wrong turn forcing Mr Nawaz to come in front of the van. The two collided head-on killing Mr Nawaz instantly.
The driver of the van fled the scene leaving Mr Nawaz sprawled on the road.
The news of the accident spread and people came out of their houses to protest against the negligence of the traffic sergeant, the cop and the administration demanding their arrest and the registration of a murder case against them.
Sialkot business community hands over 8 cars to police: The business community of Sialkot has announced that it would provide eight new cars fitted with modern gadgets to help police eliminate crime.
This was announced at a meeting held in Sialkot presided over by the Punjab industries minister on Wednesday.
The community has already donated 10 new motorcycles and wireless sets to the Sialkot police and has reconstructed the Rescue 15 building.
Earlier on, the business community had funded the construction of the Hajipura and Uggoki police stations buildings.