Rawalpindi - City Police Officer Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi assigned the task to DSP Headquarters to inquire a crime victim’s complaint of not providing him emergency assistance by a shift in-charge of Rescue 15 despite calling up several times, sources told The Nation on Thursday.

According to sources, Rescue 15 In-charge Inspector Nasir Jamal submitted a detailed report before CPO, stating that shift In-charge SI Muhammad Amin was rang up by a poor taxi driver on last Monday midnight that he was being thrashed by drunken people at Harley Street and sought police help. But SI misbehaved with the caller and refused to make the call pass to police station concerned. “On this, CPO summoned the SI and later directed DSP HQ Tahir Sikandar to investigate the matter and submit a report with his office,” sources said.

Talking to The Nation, CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi said that the aim of Rescue 15 was to provide quick assistance to crime victim round-the-clock. He said that no police official was allowed to mistreat public. He pledged that SI Muhammad Amin would be dismissed from service if found guilty during inquiry.

However, sources added that DSP HQ has been making efforts to save the skin of Rescue 15 shift in-charge even before launching the probe into the matter. DSP HQ Tahir Sikandar, when contacted, said that he had not received order to conduct inquiry into the matter so far. He said that he would investigate the matter purely on merit once he got the file. He categorically denied that he would make any attempt to save the skin of SI Amin.