KARACHI: The case filed against the sons of Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani for inebriated thrashing of policemen has been dropped after both parties decided to reconcile in Karachi on Thursday.
On March 2, police officials filed an FIR against Raees Raisani and Yadgar Raisani for allegedly thrashing them in the Defence area. Meerbaz Khan Mengal, an associate of the CM also filed a petition for a case against the police.
Later, both parties withdrew their cases and the police, along with the judicial magistrate requested an agreement on the basis of which the court dismissed the case.
Earlier, the Raisanis were booked by the Darakhshan police in FIR No 86 of 2012 under sections 147, 148, 149, 337-A (i), 186 and 353 of the Pakistan Penal Code. The case was registered by ASI Ghulam Hussain.
According to the ASI, he was posted at the residence of National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza when he saw 15 to 20 men, who appeared to be inebriated, beating people passing the intersection.
The police team intervened to save the victim upon which the armed men turned on the police and thrashed them as well. The men claimed to be from an influential family and threatened the policemen with dire consequences if they interfered.
As the police party called for backup, the men drove away. The incident was subsequently highlighted in the media, leading to the registration of an FIR against the accused who were then identified as the sons of the Balochistan CM.
The young men were in jeans and sported beards. The ASI and another policeman marched towards them to save a couple they were harassing. They were told to back off and mind their own business but as the area was sensitive for security, the ASI said they persisted. But with the help of their plainclothes guards, the group of men snatched their official weapons and hit the police with their butts. According to SP Tariq Dharejo, the same men had hours earlier had dinner at an eatery in Khadda market where they had fired in the air.
While appearing in court, the Raisanis’ lawyer argued that his clients were dragged into the case just to malign the family.