Eight of a family booked for attacking police

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CHAKWAL: Eight of a family, including four women, were booked for injuring four police officers who were conducting a raid on their house to arrest a proclaimed offender in the Dhoke Aajri Village located in the limits of Dohman Police Station on Thursday.

Three women of the family were arrested while five men, including the proclaimed offender, managed to escape.

According to a police official, a police team led by Sub Inspector (SI) Khizar Hayat raided the house of Shahzada Gulfam who was declared a proclaimed offender by the police for his involvement in a drug peddling case a couple of months ago.

Gulfam’s family started pelting stones on the police party which had come to search the house while the proclaimed offender fled the house. Four police officials including SI Hayat, ASI Safdar Hussein and constables Umar Daraz and Bilal Hassan were injured. ASI Hussein sustained a fracture in his finger. DSP Choa Saidan Shah arrived at the suspect’s house with more police officials and arrested three women identified as Irum Batool, Nida Rubab and Asmara Ali. The five men identified as Ejaz Meesam, Sohail, Adnan and Shahzada Gulfam managed to flee the village.

“We will arrest the other accused soon,” a police official said. A notable of the area said Shahzada Gulfam is a notorious drug peddler who supplies locals with hashish.

When asked, DSP Hafeezul Haq played down the incident and did not give any details.

A police team from the Dhudial Police Station also had to face embarrassment when it went to Dhoke Chohan near the Harrar Village to keep an eye on a man who had been involved in theft in the past.

The women of Khalid Mehmood’s family started shouting at the police when the team knocked on the door which led to villagers gathering. The women said the police officials had misbehaved with them which angered the villagers. The locals stopped the police van and did not let the officers leave for an hour.

DSP Kazam Naqvi then arrived at the scene with police commandoes and negotiated with the police, convincing them the officers had not misbehaved with the women and that they had just come to perform their duty.

Published in Dawn, March 2nd, 2017

Courtesy : DAWN

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