RAWALPINDI - Scores of stamp vendors at the District Courts on Tuesday observed complete strike and staged a massive protest outside Police Station (PS) Civil Lines against Station House Officer (SHO) for not filing a house robbery case committed at the house of stamp vendor in Dhoke Chiraghdin, Qaziabad.

According to details, two armed robbers Monday midnight had entered in the house of Waqar Kiyani, a stamp vendor at District Courts, and made the entire family members hostage on gunpoint. Later, they collected Rs 250,000 and two mobile phones and fled. The victim owner approached Civil Line police for filing a robbery case but the SHO refused.

This sparked unrest among hundreds of stamp vendors who suspended their routine duties and marched towards PS Civil Lines where they held a protest demo. They chanted slogans against police and demanded City Police Officer (CPO) Bilal Siddique Kamyana to suspend the SHO for not entertaining a house robbery victim. Sensing the sensitivity of the issue, DSP Civil Lines Circle Raja Taifoor reached the police station and negotiated with the protestors. He immediately ordered SHO to file a robbery case and hand over a copy of FIR to Waqar Kiyani.  Later, the DSP managed to disperse the protestors peacefully. On the other hand, three unknown dacoits injured a former MPA Chaudhry Anwar-ul-Haq over showing resistance during a failed dacoity bid within the limits of PS Waris Khan. The local police filed a case and started investigation. According to information, the MPA along with his family was going somewhere in his car when three dacoits intercepted him on gunpoint.

 The dacoits tried to snatch the jewelry from the ladies. However, Anwar resisted on which one the dacoits hit pistol handle on the head of MPA injuring him critically. This incident caught the attention of passerby who rushed to rescue the MPA but the robbers ran away by resorting to gunshots into the air. SHO PS Waris Khan was not available for his comments.