At least 10 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were injured when cops baton charged panicked IDPs to force them to follow queue. The IDPs belonged to the Zakha Khel tribe of Khyber Agency.
This incident took place at a registration point in Jalozai camp in the limits of Nowshera district. Sources told The Express Tribune that the registration of Zakha Khel tribe of Khyber Agency was in progress at one of the registration points when suddenly some of the IDPs started creating panic and jumping ahead of others in their queues; upon which authorities asked them to wait for their turn.
The sources said that police force was called who ordered the IDPs not to panic; However, failing to restore order, they resorted to baton charge in which about 10 IDPs sustained injuries. The injured were rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) where medics said two of the injured were in critical condition.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2012.
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