December 1, 2021

FIR lodged against Bahria Town guards

KARACHI: Police finally registered a case on Saturday against the Bahria Town Karachi (BTK) security administration over charges of rioting, kidnapping and inflicting injuries, according to official sources.

The right activists also share the copy of FIR on social media.

The decision to lodge FIR was taken after top PPP leadership and the Sindh chief minister intervene in the matter.

On Friday, the security guards accompanied by policemen tried to destroy agricultural crops in Jam Kamal Khan Goth in order to pave the way for new BTK projects near Kathor. The villagers resisted by the move.

The guards resorted to firing, resulting in injuries to three persons. The private guards also allegedly kidnapped the wounded villagers, who were later rescued by the villagers and shifted to a hospital.

According to the FIR, registered on the complaint of Mujahid Jokhio, BTK guards tried to bulldoze the land on Friday. When the villagers put up resistance, the guards opened fire on them, he alleged.

The guards tied the villagers with ropes attached to their vehicles and took them away, the complainant stated in the FIR.

The case has been registered against BTK security officials, namely Mohammed Amir, Zahid, Abid and others, under sections 147 (rioting), 365 (kidnapping or abduction in order to murder), 337-A (causing hurt) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah transferred the Assistant commissioner and Mukhtiarkar of Gadap Town. The copies of removal orders were shared by the Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Twitter.

Shah tweeted: “Thanks to personal interest and instructions from

@BBhuttoZardari  sb, and this is his promise to the people that no one will be displaced in any case.”

In a statement, Sindh Information Minister said that the chief minister also removed the Gadap Town SHO for “not maintaining peace and order in the area”. The chief minister has also ordered a complete inquiry into the incident, he added.

Earlier on Saturday, the provincial information minister, MNA Jam Abdul Kareem and MPA Saleem Baloch visited Jinnah Hospital to meet those injured in yesterday’s incident.

Later, the minister along with MPA Sajid Jokhio to meet the people who were affected by the bulldozing. He assured them that action would be taken against those responsible for the incident.