Policemen sacked for allegedly assaulting journalist

Victim claims justice hasn't been served, and that more people were responsible for the attack

Our Correspondent September 09, 2017

HYDERABAD: After a departmental inquiry proved two policemen guilty in the case of allegedly assaulting a journalist in Tharparkar district, Tharparkar SSP Ameer Saud Magsi dismissed them on Thursday.

Kaloi police station SHO Sadiq Dars and head constable Wahid Rajar were also suspended. The police will also register an FIR.

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The journalist, Irfan Khoso, and his family appear partially satisfied with the police action, claiming that a local influential person affiliated with the Pakistan Peoples Party has not been officially implicated. "I have not gotten justice yet. There are more persons involved in the attack on me," Khoso said while talking to the local media.

On September 1, Khoso was forcefully put in a vehicle and taken to the wilderness in Kaloi where he was beaten up, abused and left in an injured condition. He claimed that the attack was a punishment and threat to stop reporting on drug peddling.

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According to him, the sacked policemen, Zahid Loond and Ali Raza Chandio, along with three other persons, had attacked him on behalf of Mohammed Khan Loond.


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