LAHORE - New Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel badly thrashed a Sector Incharge (Traffic Warden) over some personal grudge after kidnapping him from the vicinity of aforementioned airport, Lahore Traffic Police sources alleged. According to details, the victim warden and incharge of the said sector Asim Rizwan, 29, along with his driver was on routine duty in a government vehicle (LEG-5080) when an ASF constable signalled him to stop and sought his identity at about 01:00pm. Traffic sources privy to the development told the victim warden said, I am in traffic police uniform and this is my identity. Moreover, my governmental vehicle confirms that I am government servant. The sources further said the ASF constable later identified as Bilal used abusive language against Asim. I cannot trust in you because the disgusted people like you never can be trusted, reportedly Bilal said to Asim. Meanwhile, ASF Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ahmad along with two Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs) Aziz and Kashif and one unidentified constable approached the site and victimised the warden of severe baton charge. Later, Traffic police sources said, ASF officers kidnapped the warden and shifted him to an unknown place where they beat him severely. Lahore Traffic Police media advisor, Ali, said in the meantime, the driver of ill-fated Asim phoned the authorities concerned, which later, rushed to the spot. According to Ali, some officials reached the spot and after brief negotiations ASF handed over the victim warden to Traffic Police. The medical report of the said warden indicated severe torture. According to the report, the warden sustained two major wounds on his head and lips. When contacted Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Tariq Masood Yaseen said Lahore Traffic Police dislikes a clash between two responsible institutions. We have taken a legal action by submitting an application against the accused. Now it is up to the court and let the court decide about the ultimate fate of the ASF accused, he further said. In a reply to a query, the DIG said it was miserable situation to make fun of those (wardens) who directly were saving the lives of the public by imparting education regarding traffic awareness. Regarding the aforesaid case, Senior Superintendent of Lahore Traffic Police (SSP) Mubeen said minutes after the incident he approached Sarwar Road police station, where a case has been lodged against the ASF accused. Both of the parties - Bilal and Asim - know each other very well but unfortunately how did it happen, it is under investigations, he added. Replying to a query, the SSP said Asim was sector incharge of the said locality and he might visit the place so it was beyond the reason to say that ASF constable Bilal did not know Asim. Mubeen said the matter has been referred to SP Investigation and a strict punitive action would be taken against the accused on the findings of the SP. The SP Investigations Umar Saeed, however, could not be contacted despite repeated requests by this scribe. ASF Spokesman Malik Riaz switched off his mobile phone. Sarwar Road Police Station SHO Suhail Hussain Kazmi also endorsed the statement of SSP Mubeen and said the sector incharge was in uniform and was victimised of baton charge. If ASF officers had any complain against the victim Asim then a legal procedure should have been adopted. It was an inhuman way, which they adopted, the SHO added. He said a case (83/10) was lodged under sections 506, 356, 148, 149 and 337/A of Pakistan Penal Code against five ASF accused including DSP Ahmad, ASIs Aziz and Kashif, Bilal (constable) and an unidentified constable. Further investigations were underway.