Bad omen: professors tortured by revenue officials

According to reports,  Professor Masood Ahmed of Government Degree College Chitral and his brother, Sardar Ahmed, Principal of Chitral Education College, were visiting the office of Deputy District Officer Revenue, Wasil Khan and Tehsildar Nimatullah for remeasurement of their land acquired for expansion of Torkhown Road. Despite repeated instructions to the officials concerned by the District Officer Revenue  for re-measurement of the land, the former repeatedly refused to remeasure their land and were reportedly demanding bribe. On Monday, the two educationists  again visited the office for remeasurement and subsequently payment against the acquisition of the land. The concerned officials refused to entertain their demand and subjected them to torture and maltreatment. Later, they booked them.  On the other hand, police have refused to lodge an FIR against the officials on the application of the victims. Notables, educationists and other residents of the area have strongly condemned the maltreatment and torture of the educationalists by what they said corrupt officials of the Revenue Department and demanded of the government to take action against the officials. They alleged that widespread corruption had been committed in the acquisition of land for expansion of Torkhow Road and demanded of the government to probe the corruption and embezzlement allegations and take action against the officials. When contacted, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Rehmatullah Wazir said he was not aware of the incident. However , he promised  that he would probe into the matter and would take action against the responsible.–Israr Ahmed]]>

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