KARACHI - A cop of Pakistan Railway police allegedly slapped a Chinese engineer here on Friday at the Karachi Cant Station.

Constable Ejaz allegedly slapped a Chinese engineer after exchange of hard words at the railway workshop after which the Chinese engineers stopped working in protest. Around 15 Chinese engineers were working on the five locomotives at the railway workshop, which have reached Karachi from China recently.

Sources said Constable Ejaz and other railway police personnel, deployed for the security of the engineers, were trying to get inside the air-conditioned room to avoid temperature outside, but the engineer stopped them from doing so. Constable Ejaz, after brief arguments, slapped the engineer.

Railway Police SSP Robin Yamin, when contacted, said the constable had been booked and put behind bars while a departmental inquiry had been launched against him. “The constable has tendered apology, but proceedings against him will continue according to the law,” the SSP said.

EX-POLICE OFFICER’S SON ARRESTED: A son of a retired police officer along with his comrade was arrested over their alleged involvement in street crime.

This was disclosed at a press conference held by East Zone Investigation SSP Abdul Majeed Khosa in his office on Friday evening. The police official said accused Muhammad Talha was arrested along with his accomplice, Mohtashim Shafiq, during a raid in the Model Colony area. SSP Khosa said Talha was heading his own gang of street criminals, adding the accused had also killed a mineral water company employee, Rizwan Siddiqui, in January this year on resistance during a robbery bid.