SUKKUR: The women who attacked three policemen in the Raees Mithal Chachar village on Saturday were arrested by the Ubauro police.
The authorities arrested six women and had initially booked 15 people including seven women for attacking the Ubauro SHO, ASI and police constable.
SHO Sibghatullah Jatoi, ASI Qazi Sajjad and police constable Mithal Mirani had carried out a raid in the village looking Raees Mithal Chachar and other men who might have been involved in a murder case. Sources claim that the police had conducted a door-to-door search and had misbehaved with the women. The policemen had arrested some suspects and were about to leave when the women attacked them. After the police had arrested some suspects and were about to leave the women attacked them. Armed with wooden sticks and hatchets, the women violently avenged themselves and left the three men with no option but to run.
The assistant head constable Ali Gul told The Express Tribune that the policemen had gone to the village to arrest Raees Mithal Chachar for his alleged involvement in a murder. He added that the policemen were taken to hospital immediately.
On Saturday evening, the police raided the village again but this time to look for the women who had injured the policemen. They arrested six women including, Muradan, Shabiran and Naziran. The villagers told The Express Tribune that the police was to blame because they had taken away gold jewellery and money from the women while conducting the raid.
Gul told The Express Tribune that they had registered FIR no. 352/2011 under the Anti-terrorism Act against 15 people including Raees Mithal Chachar, Shahnawaz Chachar, Abdul Khaliq Chachar, Abdul Jabbar Chachar, Shabiran, Naziran and Sohni.
He denied the accusations made by the villagers and said that the raids would contine till all the suspects were arrested.
He added that the suspects would be produced before the Anti-terrorism Court on Monday (today). Responding to a question about the lack of female police officers in Ghotki, the assistant head constable said that a female sub-inspector had been sent to the police station.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 3rd, 2011.
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