QAU lodges FIR against army captain, 11 students for beating up security guard

Admin says the 12 accused were armed and drunk; crashed into university gate on Sep 29 and scuffled with security


Arsalan Altaf October 10, 2017
The group, which was armed and appeared to be intoxicated, had “badly beaten” the security guard who was rescued by passers-by, the FIR stated. PHOTO: QAU.EDU.PK

ISLAMABAD: The administration of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) has lodged an FIR against an army captain and 11 other students for allegedly trying to enter campus drunk and armed, and beating up a security guard last month.

The army official, who has been identified as Captain Waqas in the FIR, was taken into custody by the Secretariat police on September 29, when the incident occurred, and later handed over to the Military Police (MP) along with a pistol seized from him.

According to the FIR, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune, on September 29, a group of students in a speeding car had crashed into a gate of the university campus and scuffled with the security guard.

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The group, which was armed and appeared to be intoxicated, had “badly beaten” the security guard who was rescued by passers-by, the FIR stated.

The QAU security staff had immediately contacted the police and sought help at that time. On October 8, the admin formally lodged an FIR against the 12 accused, which include the army officer and 11 other currently-enrolled students.

The FIR states that the students were drunk and armed, they misbehaved with the security staff and ran away when the police showed up.

“An army captain was also among the drunken men,” a police officer told The Express Tribune. “He was drunk and carried a pistol. We recorded a report about the incident and later handed him over to the military police along with his pistol.”

He said the captain, whom he identified as Captain Shahidzada, was a former student of the university and had come there to meet friends.

When contacted, Secretariat SHO Inspector Qaiser Gilani said the army officer was handed over to the MP along with his weapon as per the law.

Another police officer said the pistol recovered from the captain was an official weapon.

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