CHITRAL: Tehsil Chitral naib nazim and local Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Khan Hayatullah Khan on Monday accused the police of raiding his house without any warrant and harrassing his family members, including his sick mother, besides damaging his repute.
Speaking at a press conference along with other leaders of JI Chitral, including its secretary general Fazle Rabbi and youth wing president Wajihuddin and village nazim Naveed Ahmed Baig, Mr Khan said he had a dispute with one of his neighbours over a piece of land.
On Sunday, when the neighbour sent machinery to the land his (Khan’s) younger brother went there and got the work stopped. But, Mr Khan added, the police registered an FIR against his brothers and two sons and without any warrants conducted the raid to arrest them. He said the piece of land over which the FIR was registered is still under his occupation and use. He said it seemed the district police officer (DPO) had been misguided and incited to take action against his family even though his father spent his whole life working in the police and died in service when he was a DSP.
He called upon the chief minister, the KP police chief and the deputy commissioner of Chitral to take notice of the matter which negated the PTI’s repeated claim of reforming the police. He said such police highhandedness was a test case for Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Speaking on the occasion, the other JI leaders said a committee should be constituted to know why the police crossed limits and raided the house of a peaceful and law-abiding citizen. They said if such an incident was repeated the JI would not tolerate it.
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