Aftermath: Three arrested for thrashing SHO

The police officer was roughed up after people stormed a police station


Our Correspondent August 08, 2014

RAWALPINDI:


The city police on Thursday arrested three people who attacked Kotli Satian police station and tortured the station house officer (SHO), said a police official.


On August 6, the Satti family of Kotli Satian allegedly attacked the police station and tortured SHO Raja Lahrasib over a dispute on a murder case. Protesters had blocked the main Kotli Satian roads for a few hours and heavy contingent of police was sent there from Rawalpindi to control the situation, which was finally defused late at night.

Saddar Superintendent of Police (SP) Dr Ghayas told The Express Tribune that three people have been arrested so far and that the police will continue raids to arrest the other accused. He added that “the big mob that attacked the police station badly tortured the SHO”.

According to a policeman close to the development, the SHO was trying to settle a dispute between two groups, one of which was a family from the Satti clan. The policeman said the situation became heated after the SHO passed an obnoxious remark against the Satti clan.

Ghayas said that nobody will be allowed to take law into their hands. He said that terrorism charges would be added to the FIR before they are produced in court.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2014.

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COMMENTS (2)

Asma Nawaz | 6 years ago | Reply

Sattis are against the Punjab Police Terrorism. What is not mentioned here is how the police has been acting through out with the Sattis. SHO Raja lehrsab has made rather ill mannered and unacceptable comments against the Satti clan. People's reaction is because of the FAILED management of the Punjab Police. SP sardar ghiyas gul had promised people that the SHO will be dismissed and an action will be taken by filing an FIR against him and none of those protesting will be charged or arrested. Due to this promise the crowd was settled down and the protest was stopped. But to their astonishment SP not abiding by his promise, started arresting the protesters one by one. Not to mention the shelling and open firing by the police. But Sattis did not back down and stood in front of the police by blocking the roads until the protesters get released. The police themselves have prolonged the issue and people have said that if any further damage occurs, SP sardar giyas gul is to blame, because he had talks with the people and had promised them for fair action.

Asma Nawaz | 6 years ago | Reply

Kotli Sattian is against Punjab police terrorism. What is not mentioned here is how the police has been acting over the issues with Sattis. The reaction of people is due to the FAILED management of the Punjab police. They have enslaved people. SHO Raja lehrasb has used rather offensive remarks against Satti clan. SP Sardar ghiyas gul had promised people that no warrant or arrest will be made for those protesting and that SHO Raja lerasb will be charged by filing a FIR and dismissed. Due to this promise, crowd was settled down and protest was stopped but to their astonishment SP Sardar ghiyas gul did not abide by his statement and started arresting the protesters. Not to mention the shelling and open firing on the people. But the Sattis did not back down and faced the police bravely. People have also said that if further damage occurs, SP Sardar ghiyas gul is to blame, because SP had made talks and promised to people.

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