Fahad Altaf Raja
RAWALPINDI – Police registered First Information Report (FIR) on Tuesday against a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Senior Aircraftman (SAC) for torturing and injuring a traffic warden with handle of official gun during security duty at Katcheri Chowk.
However, the SAC was not arrested by police and an inquiry was launched into the matter. According to details, Muhammad Bashir (CTR/414), a traffic warden, lodged a written complaint with Police Station (PS) Civil Line stating that he along with other traffic wardens was imparting security duty on arrival of a delegation of Nigerian Air Force at Katcheri Chowk..He added that the officials of PAF Police and other staff were also deputed on security duty. He mentioned that after imparting duty he was going on his motorcycle when a PAF SAC namely Kamran Abbasi pushed his motorcycle because of which he along with bike fell on the ground. He said that Kamran started beating him up with handle of official gun without any reason.“I sustained multiple injuries during rough treatment by SAC Kamran Abbasi” he said.Police, while taking action, filed a case against PAF SAC under section 353/506-II/136 of Pakistan Penal Court (PPC).
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Civil Line Circle Farhan Aslam, however, when contacted, confirmed that police lodged FIR against SAC on complaint of victim traffic warden. He added that police did not arrest the PAF SAC and held an inquiry into the matter. “We will write a letter to the high ups of SAC Kamran Abbasi to hand him over to police if he found guilty in the inquiry” DSP said.
On the other hand, a large number of PAF officials kept visiting the offices of Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) and Superintendent of Police (SP) Potohar Division and holding meetings with them apparently to settle down the dispute between CTP Warden and PAF SAC.