Erring cops sacked for torturing Thur journalist


HYDRABAD, Sep 08 (TNS): Two erring cops involved in the torture of journalist in Kaloi Thur last week in have been sacked.

The incident had sparked anger among rights activists and members of the press.

The constables, identified as Zahid Hussain Lund, the nephew of senior PPP leader Muhammad Khan Lund, and Ali Raza Chandio had picked up the said journalist, Irfan Khoso in a police mobile when he was on his way to home and then tortured by him in front of his sister. The constables then took Khoso away to a deserted place. After some time, they left him outside his house, police officials said.

Chandio held a post at Kaloi police station whereas Lund, the main accused, was serving as a junior clerk at the SSP’s office in Mithi, SSP Magsi said.

The constables were found guilty of involvement in the incident after a week-long investigation, police said.

Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Tharparkar Ameer Saud Magsi has said that both the accused have been suspended for their involvement in the unfair use of a police van.

Station House Officer Kaloi Sadiq Dars and Head Moharar Abdul Wahid Rajar were also suspended for their alleged involvement in the incident, according to the SSP.

The SSP ordered SHO Mubarak Rajar to register a First Information Report against Lund, Chandio and the others involved in the ‘torture’ of Khoso.

Journalists, rights activists and the members of civil society appreciated the impartial decision to terminate the jobs of those accused despite pressure from certain influential people in the area.