Revenue officials demand arrest of fellows’ attackers

8 Sep 2018 Ferado

KASUR,: Revenue officials of Kasur, Chunian, Kot Radha Kishan and Pattoki tehsils continued their strike on Sep 5 for the second consecutive day against police’s failure to arrest the suspects who allegedly attacked a revenue team, including a naib tehsildar, that went to a farmhouse to collect dues on Monday.

The suspects had fired in the air, injuring an official, and also attacked the official vehicle. Chunian police had registered a case against the suspects, but could not arrest them. This sparked a protest on Tuesday against police.

According to the first information report (FIR) lodged on the complaint of revenue official Tariq Mahmood Khan under sections 337, 379, 427, 186, 506-B, 342, 148 and 149 of PPC, a revenue team went to a farmhouse in village Dhig for recovery of Rs26,600 of fine and Rs6,800 of canal water charges from farmer Pervaiz Ahmed. The team arrested Ahmed and demanded the pending amount that he flatly refused.

When the revenue team was bundling Ahmed into their jeep, at least 15 of his employees attacked the team with guns, bricks and clubs. They also got Ahmed released from custody. The attackers held revenue officials Noor Ahmed, Muhammad Naeem, Imran Rasheed and Hassan at gun point.

Complainant Khan further stated that the Chunian assistant commissioner and tehsildar also reached the spot, held dialogue with the suspects and got the revenue officials released.

According to Chunian Station House Officer Zulfiqar Ali, police were investigating the incident.

The protesting revenue officials have threatened to go on an indefinite strike if the attackers were not arrested.

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