Taj’s PSOs suspended
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Sep 11: Police Tuesday said that they have suspended two Personal Security Officers of Minister of Irrigation and Public Health Engineering, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, for allegedly attacking a traffic police officer. Criminal proceedings have also been initiated against the duo.
“We have arrested them. They have also been suspended because they are in police custody for last 24 hours,” Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Police Headquarters, SP Vaid, told Greater Kashmir. “We have started criminal proceedings against them and law will take its own course,” he added.
Both the PSOs, Muhammad Shafi and Muhammad Abass, were arrested Monday evening on the charges of attempt to murder (Section 307) of a traffic police officer, Sub-Inspector Mohan Lal, near J&K Bank Corporate Headquarters here. Lal was regulating traffic on his allotted beat when the cavalcade of the minister passed the area and did not wait for traffic signal. Upon being asked to stop, the minister’s PSOs thrashed the officer. Lal was shifted to SMHS Hospital for treatment, however the PSOs fled the spot.
However, the minister has distanced himself from the controversy saying his car had passed by and he should not be held responsible for what the vehicle behind him does.
“I am a law-abiding citizen and I would have definitely intervened if I had come to know that any such altercation had taken place," Taj Mohi-ud-Din has been quoted as saying.
However news agency PTI reported, quoting highly placed sources, that the Government is likely to dismiss the two policemen.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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