Affected person asks for action against Akora police

Farid Shinwari

PESHAWAR: Lashing out at police officials of Akora Khattak Nowshera district, an aggrieved resident of Nowshera district along with kith and kin on Wednesday asked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister and inspector general of police to take prompt action against police highhandedness, torturing and detaining him without any known reasons.

Habib Gul, of Sahibzada Town Akora Khattak of Nowshera district along with his family members and relatives staged a protest demonstration outside Peshawar press club. They came hard on police officials for their brutality and stressed actions against the corrupt police officials of Akora Khattak police station.

Talking to media, Habib Gul, said that he is a property dealer in Akora Khattak locality where he used to deal with property related matters. He informed the police officials of Akora Khattak police station including Deputy Superintendent of Police Ijaz Khan, Station House Officer Bashir Khan, additional SHO Muazam Khan along with other police personnel had earlier arrested him without assigning any plausible reason and shifted him to the Akora Khattak police station and kept him in habeas corpus for nearly 20 days.

He said that, later, police officials had released him after discovering that he owns property business and seeing profit in me. He maintained that he was once again arrested by the same police officials, when he was carrying one million rupees with him after successfully bargaining a plot deal and the amount was also looted by the police officials.

The angry protesters were chanting slogans against Akora Khattak police and were demanding strict action against them. “The Akora Khattak police officials have twice apprehended him without going through necessary legal procedure and are constantly threatening him to back out otherwise they would snatch his life.” he alleged.

Despite apprising Deputy Inspector General of Mardan, District Police Officer Nowshera regarding his grievances but to no nail, he added. They asked chief minister, and inspector general Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take notice of the miseries experienced by him at the hand of corrupt police officials of Akora Khattak police station and sought befitting action against them.

He threatened if strict action was not taken against the police officials, he along with his family would commit self-immolation in front of Peshawar press club.