Police have charged 10 persons, including provincial revenue minister’s brother Umar Amin Gandapur, for allegedly interfering in police work, and registered an FIR against them.
According to an official at Saddar police station, a joint team of Saddar and Town police raided the house of Advocate Nematullah Gandapur in Zafarabad Colony, DI Khan city on Friday and seized a Kalashnikov, rifle, magazine and 30 bullets.
The official added when they were on their way back to Saddar police station, two vehicles intercepted them near Malang Bridge and demanded the policemen hand the weapons over to them. However, the police team refused and drove off. According to the official, Umar Gandapur and some of his friends were in the vehicles.
Upon reaching the station, SHO Zahooruddin lodged an FIR against Umar Gandapur, brother of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Revenue Ali Amin Gandapur, and Umar’s friends Sanaullah Gandapur, Imran Gandapur, Rehan Gandapur, and six others under sections 506, 341, 186, 148, 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The FIR states that the accused interfered in official police work, used improper language and threatened police of dire consequences. A separate case was registered by Town police against Advocate Nematullah Gandapur for possessing illegal weapons.
On the other hand, Umar’s father, Aminullah Khan Gandapur claimed Nematullah was returning from the court when police arrested him without specifying a reason. “Umar went to the police just to inquire about the matter, not to threaten them,” said Aminullah.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2014.
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