Anti-Police Riots: Judicial inquiry into attack on police station

Hundreds of family members protested outside the police station and destroyed police property and injured officials


Express August 20, 2011

LAYYAH:


A judicial inquiry is being conducted into the death of an accused in Fatehpur police custody. According to police officials, a case has been registered against 231 rioters in this regard. Police officials said that a few days ago, hundreds of the victim’s family members protested outside the police station and destroyed police property and injured police officials.


A case has been registered on the request of civil judge, and police official Ahmed Hasan has been deployed to inquire into the matter. Layyah police has filed a case under articles of vandalising a police station, burning cars and terrorism and attempted murder. So far the case has been filed against over 230 unidentified people but police officials are conducting a thorough inquiry into the incident.

According to Layyah district police officer (DPO) Muhammad Salim, three teams have been formed to arrest absconded police officials, who were involved in the alleged torture. Raids have been conducted but no arrests have been made so far. Arson and vandalism was reported in the city after Allah Data died in police custody last week. The DPO had ordered to register a case against six police officials who were involved in the police torture case. “All the police officials at the station have been temporarily suspended ,” the DPO said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2011.

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