RAWALPINDI - Gujar Khan police have subjected a 65-year-old man to severe torture during a raid on a house, sources informed The Nation on Saturday.

The ill-fated man was identified as Abdul Rashid, a resident of Ward Number 8. Locals rushed the injured man to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital for medical treatment, they said.

According to sources, a police team of Gujar Khan Police Station raided a house of Abdul Rashid located at Ward Number 8 on suspicious of his involvement in kite-selling. However, the man told police that he had quit the kite-selling business a year ago but the cops started beating him and as a result his ribs were fractured. Later he was rushed to THQ for medical treatment.

Station House Officer (SHO) PS Gujar Khan SI Kashif Iqbal, when approached for his comments, claimed that police had not tortured the old man rather he sustained injuries after falling from motorcycle.

In another incident, a 28-year-old man sustained deep cut on his throat when stray twine wrapped around his neck while travelling on motorcycle near the National Bank of Pakistan on Service Road, Gujar Khan. The injured man was rushed to the THQ where he was identified as Mudassir, hails from Bhai Khan. According to doctors, the condition of the man was critical as he sustained a fatal injury with metal twine.

Similarly, Mandra police on the complaint of a Canadian national of Pakistani origin have begun probing two men for their alleged involvement in murder of a lady.

Nisar, Canadian national, told Mandra police that his father and brother had killed his mother namely Khalida Bibi in house located at Thandi Sarak, Mandra. However, the accused claimed the lady died after being slipped in the washroom.

PINDI CPO ISRAR ABBASI TRANSFERRED

Punjab government has transferred City Police Officer Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi in a major reshuffle in Rawalpindi police after a gunman killed a handcuffed prisoner in the Judicial Complex, sources informed The Nation on Saturday.

According to the sources, Punjab government has transferred CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi and ordered to report to Central Police Office Lahore, Punjab for further orders. They said that Afzaal Ahmed Kauser, SSP Punjab Highway Patrol has been given additional charge of the CPO Rawalpindi.

Sources claimed that CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi was transferred by the Punjab government after Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali during a visit to the Judicial Complex directed the Inspector General Police of Punjab to initiate action against the CPO for his failure to provide security cover to the complex that led to occurrence of the incident.