Rawalpindi - Regional Police Officer (RPO) Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja expressed his deep concerns over police’s weak efforts to stop kite flying and use of metal twine that caused death of a 12-year-old child on Murree Road.

He directed City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi to launch crackdown against kite dealers and flyers and take departmental action against the SDPO and SHO who could not control kite flying or twine sale in their areas of jurisdiction.

Two days ago, a 12-year-old child Talha along with his father was going towards Saddar on a bike when a twine slashed throat of the child.  

According to sources, RPO Wisal wrote a letter to CPO in which he expressed his deep concerns over failure of police in controlling kite flying and sale of metal twine in the city. He wrote that despite the ban on kite flying by government, Rawalpindi police were doing nothing to stop the kite flying. He directed the CPO to hammer on comprehensive strategy to curb kite flying and sale of metal string besides launching crackdowns against kite dealers. “You should initiate strict action against all the SDPOs and SHOs in limits of which kite business is underway,” RPO ordered.

Meanwhile, Station House Officer (SHO) Police Station (PS) Waris Khan Chaudhry Abid was suspended by CPO for his failure in controlling kite flying in his jurisdiction. The CPO also held inquiry against the SHO.

On the other hand, the funeral prayer of innocent Talha was offered at Eid Gah Sharif and the child was laid to rest amid sobs and tears.

In another move, RPO Wisal Fakhar transferred and suspended two police officers on public complaints.

As per details, RPO placed ASI Muhammad Javed under suspension on public complaints and ordered SSP Range Investigation Bureau (RIB) to hold departmental inquiry against the ASI and submit his report within three days. RPO also transferred Sub Inspector Malik Allah Yar from Rawalpindi and posted him at Chakwal. SI Malik Allah Yar, who was former SHO PS Sadiqabd, was earlier suspended by RPO for harbouring criminals and sheltering gangs in his jurisdiction.