SIALKOT

Dozens of eunuchs continued their protest against Pasrur police and MPA Rana Muhammad Afzal, alleging that the police have not mentioned “main accused” Rana Suhail, brother of the MPA, in a case of torturing eunuchs over their refusal to dance in Ramazan at their outhouse.

The protesters detailed that some armed accused including Rana Suhail stormed into the house of some local eunuchs in Chawinda Phattak locality of Pasrur city and forced them to go with them to their outhouse for performing dance. As the eunuchs refused to dance there in respect of Holy month, they became infuriated and brutally tortured them and also riddled the house walls and doors with bullets, the protesters alleged.

They said that following the mounted political pressure, the Pasrur city had saved Suhail in the torture case. The police registered a case under sections 337-H-2, 377 and 511 PPC against three accused. The protesters announced to go on hunger strike against the police for not nominating the “main accused” in the FIR. The police registered the case on the report of eunuchs’ Guru Nawaz alias Naju with no arrest in this regard.

They termed it injustice by the police. They staged a sit-in and demanded immediate nomination of Rana Suhail in the case. They added that had nominated Suhail in the application submitted for registration of the case.

Guru Nawaz told the newsmen at Pasrur that the main accused was still at large and threatening them with dire consequences for reporting the matter to the police. They said that the PML-N MPA was patronising the accused and using his political influence to forbid the police from nominating the main accused in the case. They chanted slogans against the MPA.

Later, they marched on city roads from Chawinda Phaatak to the office of Pasrur DSP in local Kutchery. They sought justice and urged Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to look into the matter and save them from the “atrocities” of the local MPA. When contacted,  SHO Malik Raza said that accused Rana Suhail was not guilty. Thus, the police had not mentioned him in the FIR. He said that justice would be done.