Islamabad - Headmistress of a primary school and an official of Federal Directorate of Education were thrashed by a local councillor and some influential people over the issue of a student’s admission.

According to a complaint launched by the teachers of Islamabad Model School (I-V) G-6/1-3 with the Federal Directorate of Education and Aabpara police station, a woman Kashmira Bibi along with some men, including a local PML-N councillor Hammad, went to the office of the principal for admission of her children.

Over the headmistress’ inability to admit more children due to overcrowding, they pressured and threatened her to transfer. Assistant Director FDE Talat Saeed, who was on a routine visit to the school and capturing pictures of classrooms and other areas, was also got involved in the issue.

The group alleging that he was making video of them thrashed him and broke his mobile phone and wristwatch. The principal also fell unconscious during the scuffle and was shifted to Polyclinic hospital.

Director Monitoring FDE, Abdul Waheed said it was an act of harassment at a working place and teachers were quite outraged over their highhandedness but “we managed to cool them down.”

The teachers said as admissions are open, parents and different people keep visiting the school and often pressure for the admissions but yesterday they saw the people quarrelling in the principal’s office.

“Everybody is welcomed here for admission as it is a government school but what can we do when we have no place to accommodate more children,” said Shamim Ara, vice principal and admission in-charge of the school. “Ideally, there should be around 35 students in a class to impart quality education but we have admitted 50 to 56 children,” she added.

Kashmiran Bibi, however, denied the allegations saying she went to lodge a complaint of torture meted out to of one of her grandsons already studying at the school by a teacher when the directorate officials made pictures and video of her that led to the scuffle. There was no issue of admission, she added.

Ex-cop held on charge of killing adopted son: Ramana police have arrested a former employee of Islamabad police and his wife for killing their adopted son with the assistance of four contract killers.

Younus Chohan, a resident of Dhoke Kashmirian, sector G-12, submitted an application with Ramna police station on April 6, 2016 about murder of his adopted son Asjal Chohan, who was found dead in his bedroom. He further stated that his hands were tied with shirt and body was found lying in a pool of blood. Following his application, the SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani constituted special team headed by SP (Saddar) Bilal Zafar to arrest the killers.

This team including DSP Ghulam Muhammad Baqir, SHO Ramna police station Irshad Abro, Sub-Inspector Muhammad Shafique Minhas, ASI Asif Sohail and others succeeded to arrest six persons including Younus Chohan and his wife Sofia Chohan. The alleged contract killers in the case have been identified as Ishfaq alias Kalu, Kamran alias Kami, Irfan and Asif Rafique. During the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that Younus Chohan paid Rs 650,000 to the contract killers to kill his adopted son after developing differences with him. Police have arrested the culprits and further investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, Islamabad police along with Pakistan Rangers and personnel of other security agencies conducted search operation in rural belt of the capital and arrested 54 suspects including three Afghan nationals, a police source said on Tuesday.

According to details, officials of Islamabad police, Rangers and other security agencies conducted search operation in various areas of Bhara Kahu including Madina Town, Mera Begwal, Athal and PTV Colony. During this search operation, 54 suspects were arrested and shifted to the police stations for further investigation. During search, huge cache of weapons including 19 guns of 12-bore and 108 rounds, five SMG guns and 1512 rounds, one 222 gun, three 9-MM pistols and 50 rounds, one 44-bore gun and 31 rounds, one 22-bore rifle and 300 rounds, two 7-MM rifles and 19 rounds, eighteen 30-bore pistols and 200 rounds, 10 daggers, one 32-bore revolver and 18 rounds and one 45-bore pistol was seized. The police also recovered two wine bottles, 1250 gram hashish and 38 mobiles while investigation is being carried out from these nabbed suspects.