SHO And 5 More Suspended For Raid At Chairman PTI Residence
ISLAMABAD – A preliminary inquiry into the raid at PTI leader Barrister Gohar Ali Khan’s residence led to the suspension of five officers, including the station house officer (SHO) of Margalla, as announced by Islamabad police.
The raid occurred at Barrister Gohar’s F-7 residence while he was attending a Supreme Court hearing on the petition against the restoration of the party’s electoral symbol. Upon being informed, he reported the incident to the apex court upon his return.
During his court appearance, Barrister Gohar revealed that his son and nephew had faced police brutality during the raid. Subsequently, the Supreme Court took notice of the incident and summoned the chief of the capital police.
Initially, the police denied conducting any raid, but a viral video on social media prompted “contradictory statements” from the police. While the police claimed the raid was based on a tip-off about proclaimed offenders, they later stated it was due to confusion about the address. In a social media statement, Islamabad police clarified that a fact-finding inquiry revealed the police party went to F-7/2 at 2 pm to apprehend a proclaimed offender based on an informant’s tip.
Upon discovering that the house belonged to Barrister Gohar Ali Khan, the police party immediately withdrew. The PTI leader reported the incident to the Supreme Court, prompting an investigation. The Chief Justice ordered the Islamabad Capital City Police Officer (ICCPO) to personally address Gohar’s concerns.
Following the preliminary inquiry, five officers, including the SHO of Margalla, were suspended. Islamabad police emphasized their commitment to transparency and accountability in handling such matters. The incident has raised concerns about police conduct and the need for clarity in addressing issues related to proclaimed offenders.