LAHORE - Peoples Unity activists at Allama Iqbal International Airport tortured a Management Information System (MIS) Officer on Wednesday, alleging that he first slapped their president during an exchange of harsh words over a petty issue, sources at the airport said. They claimed that the tussle started a couple of days back when MIS Officer Mukhtiar alias Gajoo resisted demand of some PIA official who wanted to load excess baggage of a passenger free of charge. The baggage of the said passenger was being exempted with the connivance of union activists, but Gajoo did not allow the same over which the former nursed a grudge and thus in order to teach him a lesson gave Gajoo severe beating. A CAA officer seeking anonymity said that the MIS Officer was beaten so brutally that he fell unconscious. He was rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was shifted to his residence after necessary medical treatment. In the meanwhile, the unionists got a case registered against Gajoo with the Sarwar Road Police Station. When contacted, Peoples Unity President Sajid Gujar was very much confident about his innocence. He claimed that a good number of people witnessed the scene when MIS Officer Gajoo slapped on his face. More than 100 employees of various agencies working at AIIAP were evident of the brawl, he added. When I arrived in the international briefing area Gajoo was quarrelling with some passenger over baggage issue. One of my union peers asked him to be cool. But hw straight away slapped on the face of my peer. When I intervened and asked him to behave gently, Gajoo did the same with me, Gujjar swore. When contacted, District Manager PIA Lahore Mansoor Maila said that management was looking into the mater and an inquiry committee has been formed over the issue comprising, Deputy General Manager Security, Capt Azhar, HR Manager, Musa Khan and Manager Traffic, Azam Idrees. He said that committee had been asked to report within three days, adding that action would be taken against the responsible in the light of findings of this report.