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Mother protests kidnapping of son by the police

Mother protests kidnapping of son by the police

KARACHI: A protest was staged outside the press club by a grieved 17-year-old boy’s mother with the assistance of civil society organizations to condemn the kidnapping of her son by the police five months ago.
On May 20, Imran Jokhio was on his way to his village in a rickshaw when Head Constable Ilyas Sehto and Constable Ghulam Rasool Marri ‘abducted’ him at Mafi Faqir Bridge in Naushehro Feroze district, Shahina, his mother, said.
“My son worked at a tailor’s shop in

British police step up training for Mumbai-style attack

British security forces are increasing training for an attack similar to the Mumbai bloodshed two years ago, following reports that a similar plot was foiled in Europe last month, the BBC said on Tuesday.
Police marksmen and special forces units are undergoing exercises while police armed response units are being given more powerful weapons to combat any attackers with automatic weapons, the BBC said, without identifying sources.
While there is no indication such

Police comb Shah Di Khoi for militants, net PU employees

The Muslim Town Police conducted a late night search operation in the Shah Di Khoi area last week following information that militants were hiding there. They took eight suspects into custody that night, only to find out later that three of them were employees of the Punjab University, sources said on Tuesday.
The sources in Muslim Town police station said that police had been monitoring Shah Di Khoi for the last one month, as they had received a tip-off that

Phone snatchings in capital surge as police fail to benefit from IMEI system

It has been years since the central International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) system was introduced in the country to trace and block stolen cell phones, but the capital city police is yet to avail the system, the use of which will lead to revolutionising the police’s performance in recovering stolen cell phones, apprehending criminals and curb the rapidly rise phone-snatching crime, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) –

Police arrest 8 involved in assassinations

Eight people have been arrested for their suspected involvement in targeted killings in Karachi, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) said on Sunday.
The arrested men were Rizwan Mehmood, Muhammad Umer, Babar Mumtaz, Bilal Zafar, Haneef, Asad, Ishtiaq and Riaz. Of these, Rizwan Mehmood alias Chamber is a political activist and police recovered a Kalashnikov rifle and magazines full of rounds from his possession.
Rizwan has admitted to being affiliated with

French unions defiant as police clear refinery

French riot police rushed picket lines to break a blockade of the main fuel refinery supplying Paris on Friday as unions hardened their stance before a vote on President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reform.
Signalling their determination to keep fighting even after a bill raising the retirement age becomes law, the country’s six main unions have called for two more days of action on October 28 and November 6 against the unpopular reform.
“The protests are not

Police reluctant for fear of backlash

The government’s search operation in Karachi – which is in its final stages of planning – has already hit snags as several police officers have expressed their unwillingness to take part in it, citing security concerns for themselves and their families.
The government wants to crack down on criminals responsible for about 1,334 targeted killings this year alone. “But the operation may be delayed because many police officers have refused to participate as they’re

French students clash with police ahead of new protest

French protestors blocked key sites and clashed with police Thursday as unions called for further mass nationwide protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s bid to raise the retirement age.
With no fuel left in more than a quarter of petrol pumps, police are playing what unions dubbed a game of cat and mouse with protestors at depots and refineries in a bid to prevent the country grinding to a halt.
“By taking the French economy, businesses and daily life

Police charge driver over Facebook speeding clip

Israeli traffic cops are apparently now patrolling the web, with a man facing charges after being caught speeding … on Facebook.
The 23-year-old man was charged with speeding and reckless endangerment after police came across a video posted on Facebook of him driving at 260 kph (160 mph) along Israel’s coastal highway, Ynet news website said on Tuesday.
The driver was charged in a traffic court in the northern city of Acre, even though police could not say when the

Police constables protest against salary delay

CCPO spokesman denies protest at Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh
700 lower cadre police officials’ salaries were delayed
More than 100 constables and lower cadre officials from the Lahore Police protested inside Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines on Tuesday against senior officials for delaying their salaries, said sources from the Lahore Police Operations Wing. However Rai Nazar, the capital city police officer’s (CCPO) spokesman denied any such protest.

Czech Republic ambassador praises Islamabad police

Czech Republic Ambassador to Pakistan Pavol Sepelak said on Tuesday that the Islamabad police have rendered great sacrifices to maintain law and order in Islamabad. He then laid a floral wreath on the National Police Martyrs Monument at Police Line Headquarters, according to a press statement.
Islamabad police also presented the guard of honor to the visiting dignitary on his arrival to Police Line Headquarters. Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed

Khi police capture 2 alleged terrorists

The Karachi police have arrested two alleged terrorists of the banned outfit, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi from Orangi Town and recovered illegal weapons from their possession.
Addressing a press conference on Sunday at the Central Police Office, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Fayaz Leghari said that the accused were involved in several cases of sectarian killings and doctors in target killings.
He identified the alleged terrorists as Nasim Haider alias Firhounn son of

LHC issues notice to Jhang police

LHC issued a notice telling Jhang police to not harass a couple who married against parents will
50-year old Ijaz paid Rakhi’s parents to let him marry her
Rakhi and new husband Abbas filed over 4 different kinds of petitions against the police, but they did not stop
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued notice to Jhang police officials for registering false cases against a couple who married against their parents will.

Philippine police say Facebook use spurring sex crimes

Facebook and other social networking tools are being used by sex assailants in the Philippines to lure their victims, contributing to a rise in such crimes, national police said on Friday.
Police are investigating cases in which suspects used Facebook or text messages sent from mobile phones to lure people, especially minors, into sex, said national police spokesman Senior Superintendent Agrimero Cruz.
“They have networking, they have ‘clans’, they invite youths to join.