Sheikh Rashid alleges police beat his employees during raid at Islamabad residence – Pakistan

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Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid has alleged that police beat his workers during a raid at his home in Islamabad late Saturday night time and compelled them to offer statements that they weren’t tortured during a earlier raid on Wednesday (May 31).

A spokesperson for the Islamabad police mentioned relating to the matter that police “went to Sheikh Rashid’s home after acquiring a warrant”.

“Islamabad police undertakes all operations in accordance with the legislation,” he added.

According to Rashid, Islamabad police’s Elite Force personnel entered his home in Islamabad after breaking the residence’s door at midnight and “beat my workers, who had been injured on May 31 on account of torture by the pressure”, to “forcibly extract an announcement that they weren’t subjected to violence” within the earlier incident on Wednesday and as a substitute, their “arm[s] broke on account of them falling down”.

He additionally alleged that in a second incident, a “pressure clad in plain garments” tortured his employees at his Lal Haveli residence in Rawalpindi at 4am within the early hours of Sunday. He mentioned residents of the world managed to rescue his workers from the personnel.

Rashid linked the incidents to a court docket order over his software relating to the alleged raid at his Islamabad home on May 31.

On May 31, Rashid had alleged that some 80-90 folks, together with Rangers, Islamabad police, and others “wearing civil garments” raided his residence forcefully during the early hours.

In a tweet, he mentioned that he was not current at his residence however the personnel conducting the raid “broke the arms of his employees” and took away Rashid’s licensed weapons, CCTV footage of his home and “each of his vehicles”.

He additionally shared a video that confirmed contents from a cabinet scattered all around the flooring and a suitcase crammed with belongings positioned open on a mattress.

The AML chief has accused Islamabad Police officers of breaking the arm of his workers and mentioned he reserved the best to take authorized motion.

Rashid additionally wrote to Islamabad Inspector General Akbar Nasir Khan, asking him to take motion towards the officers concerned within the alleged raid at his residence on Wednesday.

In the letter, the AML chief named Kohsar Station House Officer Shafqat, its deputy superintendent of police and the superintendent of police among the many 70-80 individuals who allegedly forcefully entered his residence within the metropolis’s I-7 sector and ransacked it.

Rashid additionally alleged that the police officers beat his employees named Mohsin, whose arm was fractured, and Ashfaq, who additionally suffered accidents.

He added that two of his bulletproof vehicles, one licensed gun and “different valuable objects had been forcefully snatched and brought away”.

On June 2, Rashid mentioned Additional Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas Supra had fastened for listening to his petition towards the raid and summoned a response from police officers on June 9.

Allegations by Rashid, a PTI ally, have come amid the state’s crackdown on the PTI and its supporters following incidents of vandalism on May 9.


Additional reporting by Shakeel Qarrar.

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