LAHORE: An elderly couple that was subjected to police torture in Multan met with the Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister inquired about the details of the incident from them. He regretted the gory incident and has taken strict action to punish responsible persons.
The CM has ordered to dismiss the DSP of the concerned circle, SHO, sub-inspector and ASI from service and said that the persons who are responsible for this tragic incident have no right to remain in service.
“They should be ashamed of their cruel treatment meted out to the poor people. I shall proceed this matter to its logical end,” he added.
He made it clear that maltreatment of the poor couple by the police officials is not acceptable at any cost. They did not know their rights because of their poverty and that is why they have been ill-treated. He inquired from the police officials whether justice was a right of the rich only.
The chief minister assured to the victims that justice will be done with them, adding that they are like his elders and he shall not allow anybody to do any injustice with them. The matter will be solved according to the principles of justice, he added.
He ordered to hold an inquiry to ascertain the persons responsible for the cause of delay in this matter and said that this inquiry committee will identify the persons responsible of this incident and is ordered to submit its report within seven days.
He also directed the committee comprising of Babar Hayat Tarar, P&D members and senior member board of revenue to submit its report by 8:00 am tomorrow positively and said that this committee should find the solution of the matter by working all night.
He further directed to arrange the treatment of Madiha, the daughter of the elderly couple and said that she should be provided best treatment facilities in a reputable hospital of Lahore.
Those who met with the chief minister included Muhammad Idress, his wife Naseem Bibi and daughter Madiha. Inspector General Police, head of the inquiry committee Babur Hayat Tarar, additional IG Special Branch, Deputy Commissioner Multan, RPO Multan, Commandant Punjab Constabulary, CPO Multan and concerned officials.