DPO Sialkot to be questioned today

Published: August 24, 2010

Screen capture of policemen involved in the Sialkot lynching.

SIALKOT: 

Former DPO Sialkot Waqaar Ahmad Chohan will record his statement before the inquiry committee of the police on Tuesday (today).

He was detained by the Sialkot Police on Monday. His official house was declared a sub-jail.

The former DPO’s arrest was ordered by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Earlier, he recorded his statement before Justice (retd) Kazim Ali Malik, who is probing the matter on the orders of the Supreme Court.

Waqar Chauhan has been charged with negligence and for failing to stop the merciless lynching of two teenage brothers in Sialkot.

IG Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar visited Sialkot. He held separate meetings with the former and the new DPOs.

Updated from print edition (below)

Police, 1122 officials blame each other

Sialkot Police and Rescue 1122 have reportedly blamed each other for the August 15 incident while recording their statements to the inquiry committee.

According to officials who are part of the investigations, Rescue 1122’s suspended officials them that Rescue 1122 had repeatedly asked Saddar police officials to take custody of the brothers who had been handed over to Rescue 1122 officials by locals.

“The brothers were brought to the rescue office on Daska Road by people who said that they were suspects in an armed robbery,” said an official according to reports.

Rescue officials, while recording their statements, also said that the Sialkot Saddar Police had reached after a long delay.

It was a result of this delay that the infuriated mob had been able to storm into the Rescue 1122 station and taken the two suspects out on the road where they were beaten up, said officials of the inquiry committee.

On the other hand, police officials blamed Rescue 1122 personnel of being cowards and said that they should never have allowed the mob to grab hold of the youths. Director General Rescue 1122 Punjab Dr Rizwan Naseer has already suspended all personnel of Rescue 1122 Daska Road station for their alleged slackness, which paved the way for the brothers’ lynching.

In another development, senior officials of Sialkot police claimed to arrest as many as seven more accused involved in the incident.

The names of those arrested were not made public. In addition officials said that the name of 18 accused has been entered on the Exit Control List (ECL).

Published in The Express Tribune, August 24th, 2010.

Reader Comments (27)

  • Mir
    Aug 24, 2010 - 1:32AM

    So 1122 were supposed to do the policemans job and their own? What insanity is this? Recommend

  • Callen
    Aug 24, 2010 - 3:27AM

    Pakistan should dissolve the entire frecked up police, 1122 bull****.. And replace it with private defense contractors.
    (The only possible solution that’ll ever be available for this corrupted nation)Recommend

  • jahanzaib
    Aug 24, 2010 - 5:02AM

    Not a single man should be allowed to escape I think all those who are involved should be hanged in public to become lesson for others so no one find courage to do this ever again Recommend

  • Adil
    Aug 24, 2010 - 1:04PM

    Infact all those responsible should be lynched and then set on fire so that they feel the pain the brothers went through that day as well as the pain borne by their family subsequently…Recommend

  • Shaharyar
    Aug 24, 2010 - 1:22PM

    I think all involved should be stoned to deathRecommend

  • Anosh Suhail
    Aug 24, 2010 - 1:43PM

    DPO showed no remorse while he was on TV running away from camera’s. He is living in style in his official residence. He should be in jail awaiting trial but thats too much to ask for from our corrupt system.Recommend

  • KM
    Aug 24, 2010 - 1:51PM

    No less than publicly lynching the culprits to death, shall be acceptable, as an eye for an eye. They 1122 and the mob, has disgusted the very essense of Sialkot.Recommend

  • Aug 24, 2010 - 1:54PM

    these people make me want to throw up. Shame on them. They have no conscience.Recommend

  • Aug 24, 2010 - 1:55PM

    And the spectators were enjoying a free, without ticket “violence” film? HUHRecommend

  • Aug 24, 2010 - 2:22PM

    Agree with Sadaf, it is so sad to see the reaction of public toward such incident.

    Waqar Chauhan has been charged with
    negligence and for failing to stop the
    merciless lynching of two tennage
    brothers in Sialkot.

    What about the guys at top IG, CM & PM? Are they not responsible for negligence and appointing such officers. Is not common man responsible for giving vote to such politicians.Recommend

  • Aug 24, 2010 - 2:38PM

    i completely agree with Shaharyar…

    Shame for Chief Justice, all Islamic Parties and all people who says they are Muslim.

    “Hazrat Ali said a country can be run by Kufr but not by injustice.”Recommend

  • ali
    Aug 24, 2010 - 3:11PM

    this is a society of (animals of jungles ),
    where any one shout and blame ,that you are robber,
    and all the people say “yes” without any investigation,
    i do not have any hope left for this (animal of jungles)
    but i will pray God to send a very harsh decision for them
    especially for the Head of Police Dept who were there and people
    who are beating with sticks , that God Please select thme one by one and do the same .
    thank you Recommend

  • farah
    Aug 24, 2010 - 4:03PM

    Words cannot express the anger, sorrow and shock that I am feeling. Who gave these people the right to vent their anger without proper consultation or common sense? Even if the boys were dacoits, robbers or badmaashs their crime would have been nothing compared to the mob mentality of these sorry animals masquarading as “Humans and Muslims”. Lanat during the month or Ramzan on all who let these killing happen from the initial accusers to the police who couldn’t care less. Quran states that only Allah gives life and only Allah takes life, just who do these people think they are. The focus of the whole pakistani community, in Pakistan and abroad is on the government and Mr Gilani now.
    The whole world is watching you now, lets see how you deal with this, lets see how you resolve this and lets see what you do for the future.
    My condolences with the Butt family, may allah talah give you sabar and janat to your martyred sons.Recommend

  • ...
    Aug 24, 2010 - 4:17PM

    This is NOT the only incident that has happened in Pakistan like this. I dont understand that this has been going on many years and today its gone outa control now all you lot want justice where was every1 living when this was happening many years ago. other family have now suffered and are still suffering of lost of their own, now its gone outa control and they think they can do whatever because ther no fear of another. Pakistan is usless for everything what have they done good for any1? look at the 2 boys that have suffered, they even shouted “just kill us” because they couldnt take anymore pain. Pakistan Police and 1122 that ther job to help there people to give justice to control your area and to stop the crime rates but if there not doing that then what are police and 1122 doing? thats ther job and if their not fulfilling ther duties they should put stop police and 1122 working. Pakistan is discusting and is giving a bad name to all pakistani across all the countrys. And the worse is we try so hard to get united but Pakistan is not helping themselfs nor others. This incident is out of order and sick and you should really bring Human rights into Pakistan. All the decent pakistani are moving out why?! why are you all taking the easy option? why not help Pakistan and stop the things that are happening and help other humans around you! Every1 that recorded the video should b shot and the people that wer watching should be punished and the people that wer involded should b hung infront of everybody on Eid day. This is your chance to stop Pakistan sinking help your people out there. Stop was happening! Running your own pakistan which is home to all you lot.. sick and twisted people. Recommend

  • farah
    Aug 24, 2010 - 4:46PM

    I agree with you that Pakistan needs help, in fact it needs a people’s revolution. Normally people go out have riot, burn cars, tyres, loot a few shops then the army comes, then all quiet. Pakistanis living aborad should start an initiative with the help of pakistanis still living in pakistan. Yes we should have a citizen charter, human rights, free legal advise for the poor, ensure that there are well audited and transparent transactions showing zakaat money, charity money etc and where it is being spent and how it is being spent. Most of all we need justice for All. without justice for all, from top pampered politicians to the lowly street sweeper all should have justice. We should start with having an independently police complaint forum, lets start a web site, a pressure group in Pakistan and outside pakistan. The outpouring and depth of emotion showed by all pakistanis with the Butt brother case shows that people do care. We have politicians here in the UK as well, lets put pressure on them to do something for their home land also. Anyone out there interested?Recommend

  • Zulfiqar
    Aug 24, 2010 - 6:18PM

    Please no more revolutions, no more citizens rising for justice, no more demand of public executions, this incident is a result of public interfering with justice system. And more the public interference through these so called revolutions, more the damage.Recommend

  • Khan
    Aug 24, 2010 - 6:28PM

    to lynch mob,
    don’t fast if your hunger can do this to others. just keep on taking your drugs and addictions so that others can be kept safe from your mischiefRecommend

  • Ali
    Aug 24, 2010 - 8:07PM

    Hi, i dont understand the fact that why on earth are all these police officails are only charged with negligence claims. Even a 5 year old can tell that theres nothing to do with with their competence level, it was a pure murder. Goverment of pakistan should charge them with murder case and bring them to justice.Recommend

  • farah
    Aug 24, 2010 - 9:31PM

    Bhai Zulfiqar- if the state fails its people the people need to speak up. What is wrong with speaking up against 2 murders in broad day light in front and with the consent of the police?Recommend

  • Hina.
    Aug 24, 2010 - 9:56PM

    I can not even express in words how sad I feel about this tragic incident. I seen one video on geo and thought it was inhuman, then I see other videos and I’m left speechless! The extreme cruelty and brutality is beyond the words to explain. I could not sleep and I could not stop crying watching them being treated so c…ruelly. What must that mother be going through who raised her sons like two roses and how did she know that sons will die like this?

    How could those people be so inhuman? I see a murderer in every person living in Sialkot. They’re all responsible for it and they will all pay for it. If not in this world then in the hereafter. InshAllah. When I think of their mother, the grieve pierces through my bones and it feels like they were my sons. I can’t even begin to tell how hurt I’m. This is our responsibility now to give them justice, please don’t let this be forgotten. Please keep the humanity alive. Please do something to give justice to their souls. If we don’t speak out now then it could be our sons or brothers tomorrow. The nation of Pakistan has to wake up now. Fight for your brothers! Please give them justice so their souls may rest at peace.

    This incident was an extreme inhumanity. There’s no justification for it. We MUST speak out now or never. The choice is yours! Recommend

  • sikander
    Aug 25, 2010 - 12:48AM

    in a nutshell im living in the uk was a very proud pakistani now today am ashamed to call myself a pakistani sometimes i think the situation is getting worse theres no let up maybe it would be better for us kashmiris to gain independence from pakistan and india and have our own independent state because at least we dont see such brutality in our region the whole country is corrupt from the premier prime minister the judges policemen the civil servants down to the local fruit seller who asks for 100 rupees from a british pakistani for fruit when the actual price is about 25 rupees and the so called ulema where are they? they ve amassed billions of rupees pounds in assets yet u dont see any one giving charity on the tv etc we indeed ourselves we r also corrupt reflecting on our deeds all we do is copy the kuffaar chase money glamour etc but the kuffaar have a better standard of living within the parameters of humanity cus thety dont profess to follow islam but we falsely doRecommend

  • Anonymous
    Aug 25, 2010 - 12:50AM

    shameRecommend

  • Junaid
    Aug 25, 2010 - 1:29AM

    This is the brutality, Simply. Everyone should be beaten till death. No one beat their animals like this. They should be beaten and hanged 100 times. They are not human…Recommend

  • Irfan
    Aug 25, 2010 - 7:03AM

    http://www.dunyanews.tv/playvideoeng.php?id=15656&page=eng
    here is th link of Rescue 1122 involved in sialkot incidentRecommend

  • sara
    Aug 25, 2010 - 10:15AM

    I agree with all these comments given by my brothers and sisters about two brothers in Sialkot.its a very shameful incident.All persons who are involved should be hanged as soon as possible.Simply they are not human beingsRecommend

  • ahmed khan
    Aug 27, 2010 - 10:12AM

    this not the way kill these two innocent boys
    all police force are included in this muder case this all because of our law and order situation this is very shamless thing is to hanged the two brother this is simply they are not human being who was doing this shamless thingRecommend

  • Akbar
    Sep 2, 2010 - 12:45AM

    such incidents are common in terrorists homeland ” Pakistan”Recommend

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