RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi police have arrested a man who is the father of a police officer nominated for murdering two people. Officers say the man arrested is a retired policeman himself and is suspected to have provoked his son to murder his opponents.
Based on a complaint, the Rawalpindi police carried out a raid in Gujjar Khan and arrested the suspect’s father, Saeen Tariq.
Officers claimed that when Tariq saw the police squad approach his house, he allegedly fired upon them. However, the police managed to arrest the suspect and recover a homemade-pistol, a dagger and his mobile phone.
Rawalpindi City Police Officer (CPO) Faisal Rana said that the main suspect in the case, Tehsin, had allegedly killed a father and son duo identified as Pervaiz and Naveed.
Rana added that Tehsin had committed the murder at the behest of his father over a personal dispute. He added that an attempt-to-murder case was already lodged against Tariq by the Kalar Sayedan police for injuring Pervaiz and his wife Razia.
He added that later a double murder case was registered against Constable Tehsin in the Ganjmandi police station and the police teams were conducting raids for his arrest.
The CPO assured that the main suspect will be arrested soon.
Parrots case lands in Senate
The issue of snatching valuable parrots in Aabpara market and the subsequent pressure from some officials in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat has now landed in Senate.
Haroon and his accomplices had on August 3 forcibly taken cash and two rare parrots from a store in Aabpara market. The victim, who was also allegedly assaulted by the Haroon and his associates had to finally approach the court to have his case registered but the police faced pressure from senior government officials and ultimately got a fake medical certificate for his brother from a hospital and lodged a counter case against the victim — Saghir Ahmad.
While the police arrested two of the accomplices, they have yet to arrest the suspect.
Peon Bilal, who is believed to be working in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat and used to call from the of a senior government official allegedly pressured police to protect his brother, the accused Haroon.
However, when word got out, Bilal was transferred out of the office.
The issue, though, reportedly made it to the table of Pakistan Peoples Party Senator and former federal interior minister Rehman Malik. Malik currently heads the Senate Standing Committee on Interior.
On an application filed by Ahmad, Senator Malik has sought a comprehensive report from the police department and asked why instead of solving the matter was a peon was accorded so much protocol and why did they favour the official by ignoring the law.
Meanwhile, a senior police officer with knowledge of the case said that the case should be reinvestigated and that Bilal along with his accomplices will be brought to justice.
Man arrested for obstructing ex-cop
A local social media figure has been arrested for allegedly blocking the path of a former ex-police inspector and threatening him.
The Airport police said that the former station house officer of RA Bazaar Khalid Satti had complained Zafar Supari who had blocked his path along with some of his associates in Chaklala Scheme-III and had allegedly threatened him and his family
Satti in his first information report (FIR) said that he had once jailed the suspect when he was serving as the SHO and that Supari was allegedly exacting revenge.
Cases on violation
Rawalpindi police have registered cases against eight people for violating the loudspeaker and fireworks Acts.
The police said that they have arrested eight suspects and booked them in separate cases including Waqar who was openly violating restrictions on sound system and fireworks.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 2nd, 2019.