SHEIKHUPURA

A dacoity accused was allegedly tortured to death by the CIA Ferozewala Police here the other day.

According to reports, CIA Police Sub-Inspector Talat Mehmood along with six subordinates picked up Waris from his house on suspicion of a dacoity some days back.

Reportedly during investigation, the police officials torture him severely due to which he fainted. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. On the other hand, the CIA Police denied any torture and attributed his death due to cardiac arrest. Following the incident, the bereaved family along with scores of people staged a protest against “what they called” brutal killing. They also rejected the police claim that the deceased was involved in dacoity, saying that he was innocent and never been involved in any crime.

Meanwhile, on the direction of the Punjab IG Police, the Ferozewala Police registered a case against SI Talat Mehmood and six other police officials under Section 302 PPC.

Meanwhile, a police Sub-Inspector who had sustained bullet wounds during jubilation firing by the supporters of Independent candidate in PP-168, succumbed to his injuries in hospital.  As per detail, SI Rai Riaz Ahmad Kharal got severe bullet injuries when supporters of MPA-elect from PP-168 Rana Ali Sulman, son of former Punjab chief secretary Salman Siddique, restored to aerial firing during a rally taken to celebrate his electoral victory in village Bahoman. A woman and a teenager were also killed in the jubilation fire on May 12. The Bhiki Police are looking into the matter.